Custody Battles/ Paternity Tests

Parents Emotionally Abuse Exes Due To 'Social Distancing'

Parents Are Emotionally Controlling Their Exes In The Name Of ‘Social Distancing’

While the government is attempting to limit your movements and restrict with who you can socialize with in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic — is it legal for your ex to do the same?

I'm Scared My Child's Father May Try to Take Custody from Me: Advice?

I’m Scared My Child’s Father May Try to Take Custody from Me: Advice?

A mom writes in asking for advice about custody. She says the father of her child, who is now five, has never been involved in the child’s life because she did not want him to be. She is now at a point where she is slowly letting her child’s father into their lives, but she is worried that he may try to take custody. Could he do that? Any. advice for her?

I Don't Think My Ex Is Fit to Take Care of the Kids Alone: Can I Have His Custodial Rights Stripped?

I Don’t Think My Ex Is Fit to Take Care of the Kids Alone: Can I Have His Custodial Rights Stripped?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her ex. She says she has been separated from her husband since August. He was not a good partner when they were together, and he hasn’t been a very present father, either. She wants to know what her options may be in terms of stripping her ex of his parental rights, or at least getting supervised visits for him because she fears for her kids’ lives sometimes when he has them.

Do I Have the Right to Keep My Son from His Father During Quarantine?

Do I Have the Right to Keep My Son from His Father During Quarantine?

A mom writes in asking for advice about a custody situation. She says that, as a result of quarantine and social distancing, she has quit her job as an essential worker to be home with her son. Her ex — the father of her son — and his girlfriend are still working their “essential” jobs, and she wants to know if she can keep her child away from them.

Dad Conducts Paternity Test on 12-Year-Old Son Behind His Wife's Back and Gets the Result He Expected But Absolutely Didn't Want

Dad Conducts Paternity Test on 12-Year-Old Son Behind His Wife’s Back and Gets the Result He Expected But Absolutely Didn’t Want

An anonymous man recently shared with Reddit a shocking tale of betrayal after he gave himself and who he believed was his 12-year-old son, a paternity test after a strange encounter from the past.

How can we go about getting full custody?

Advice, please! We went to court a couple of years ago over my stepdaughter, she’s 3. We also live in Alabama. In the agreement, it states that they were supposed to provide proof of insurance through her stepdad. He is in the Army, so my stepdaughter has Tricare. After several attempts in the past year, they have never provided us any proof. Apparently, she does not have a health insurance card? So, I said that to say this. Let’s note that I take this child to the doctor when she’s sick, to the dentist if need be, and anything else. We pay out of pocket costs because we can’t get any info from the stepdad. The mother does not take care of her; she does not take her to the doctor or dentist. She does not have a PCP. There have been multiple times we have picked her up, and she reeks of cigarette smoke and perfume trying to cover it up. So, yesterday I took her to the dentist because she has two black cavities on her back molars on the bottom. So when I get there, I find out they can’t find her insurance through TriCare in the …

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Should I let my sons father see him?

so I just found out from the courts, and my son’s dad’s rights have been completely suspended. For a good reason. But he and his mother are asking if he can see my son over at her house, which I technically don’t have a problem with. I am just keeping him from going places with him and to his house, which his mother knows. I thought the courts were going to do supervised visitation, and I had it set with his mother, but they took it all away. so my question is should I let him see him at his mothers still? I’m not trying to keep him out of his life just safe… Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

How can I get full custody?

Where do I start to obtain full custody of my 11 yr old? We have 50/50 as of now from when we did child support back when she was few months old since then he’s been to prison for seven years, got out came around for 2.2 seconds and now completely m.i.a since he’s married raising another child like his own and has absolutely nothing to do with my daughter. He pays child support here and there (definitely nothing steady), and that’s about it. He recently missed her last two days, and it’s officially my last straw seeing my child heartbroken, realizing she can’t even get a text from him. I don’t have many single mom friends, so I’m not even sure how to start this process, any advice is greatly appreciated Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

I am pregnant and the father is denying the baby: Advice?

Hey, ladies, sorry its a bit long, but I’m really at a loss right now. I’m 21 weeks with my third son! His brothers and I are thrilled! I am a single mother, but I bust my ass, so my boys want for nothing, while also attending school part-time. When I found out I was pregnant, it was a complete shock because I was on birth control. When I told his father, he responded with, “I don’t think I can even have kids,” yeah, okay, I’m pregnant!! Anyways he ended up blocking me on everything! He got ahold of me around ten weeks wanting a booty call, and of course, I went off a little bit… just a little. My oldest son’s father pays child support (actually only for two months last year, and he’s 7!). My middle son’s father is dead. And I’m not going to lie; child support would be very helpful for this man! But IDK if I want him in my son’s life. A week after he hit me up, his new GF and he announced (with an ultrasound) they were pregnant, so I’m pretty sure he knew when he got a hold of me. She’s …

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Should I get a DNA test for my baby?

Hi, so I and ex have broken up, and we have a six-month-old together he’s saying unless I have DNA test we won’t be seeing him as he as doubts that he is his. Over two years ago I did delete messages from another guy who is just a friend but now this guy messages again (whilst baby is in hospital, he was only asking how I was doing) my ex sees it and is now demanding I do a DNA test, I have refused as it’s over 100 and I hadn’t that sort of money but cause of the deleting messages two years ago and him popping up now he says that it may be his baby, other stuff has happened and its been on-off relationship the whole three years. Sometimes very toxic and police called no trust on either side really Should I do the test or not?? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

Advice on getting full custody?

Hello, I am a single mum to a Two-year-old boy myself, and my ex doesn’t have a custody arrangement. He is currently in my full care. Start of last year he was having him two times a week until I found out he was back on drugs and stopped visits until he provided a clean drug test which he did months later and I started visits again until end of last year I had suspicions he was back on drugs and his family confirmed he was so I cut off visits again and have gone through mediation to help with fixing our friendship to be able to talk and agree on things for our son he agreed to provide a drug test in November and hasn’t. I let him see him on Christmas day for my son’s sake; I’m looking to get legal advice to start the process of getting full care. (custody) and court-ordered drug tests and supervised visits with a family member until he proves his doing better. Has anyone else gone through this type of situation and can provide advice or things that I should be doing? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community …

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My ex isn’t seeing our son: What should I do?

Hi! I’m 17 years old, and I have an almost two-year-old son. His father and I recently got back together when things turned very bad. He would hit me and call me names, but then it turned into him calling our son names and telling him to shut up every time he cried. After a while, he would push him and be very aggressive with him. I ended up leaving. I filed for child support, which led to being blocked on everything and a long message saying I was a bad mom and pretty much how much of a pos I was for doing it. He has court-ordered visits every other Saturday from 11-6, I had to download a text now app to message and ask if he wanted to get him, he didn’t respond to me, but I made sure I sent it another time, and he didn’t answer. He did this the last Saturday he was supposed to get him too. I am done trying, and I am at loss of what to do, should I stop all contact or keep trying to get him to see his son? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook …

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My ex will not give me my son back: Please help!

I have a 13month yo son with my now ex-bf, we don’t have any custody arrangements neither family court orders, I’ve been away for almost two weeks for a family business while my son was with his father now that I’m back home to collect my son they won’t hand my kid back to me! I am a full carer for my son, and I do have a 100% custody until they take me to court, my son’s father family are always involved and telling my son’s father to keep him away from me cops are involved as me and son’s father have a DVO order against each other! Pls need advice on what to do no negative comments pls. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My ex wants to sign his rights away: How does this work?

Hi well I had a question, I have two kids a 1.5-year-old boy and an almost-four-year-old girl when I was pregnant with my second I left their dad due to cheating well we were living in Mexico with him, and when that happened I moved back to Colorado he stayed with the girl and had their son a month ago he called me today saying that him and his wife thought it was better for him to sign away his rights since he is on their birth certificates and I need signed letters from him for like passports, school, traveling, etc. and he doesn’t want any more contact with us I said yeah it was better that way since he doesn’t call or help or have seen my kids a year. My question is how do I start that process? Do I have to get a lawyer? Can he be removed from their birth certificates and have his last name removed too? And if it’s possible to remove his last name, should I? I don’t think it’s fair to do that to my kids, but my family is saying by signing his rights it means he doesn’t care Anonymous Community …

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