Diana - posted on 01/29/2014 ( 6 moms have responded )
My daughters biological father left me when I was 4 mos pregnant. She is now almost 10 years old and he filed for joint legal custody, visitstion, changing her last name,... After I moved to another state. He filed within the state I moved from but legally they held jurisdiction over me because I had lived there within 6 mos prior. He was legally able to serve me publicly in the newspaper in the state I moved from claiming he didn't know where I had moved (which was a lie because I had told him) long story short he went to court and was awarded everything because I didn't know about Court and wasn't there to contest. My daughter knows another man as daddy. I am now filing for a new trial. Any advice would be wonderful. I am afraid of this hurting my daughter and will fight at all cost!!