Denise - posted on 07/25/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )
We were friends but not in a relationship when I became pregnant. After the news he turned into a complete asshole and I went thru my entire pregnancy and birth without any support or encouragement from the father. I filed for child support and shortly after he was notified, I was served with a complaint for joint custody.... Keep in mind at the time my son was only 8wks old. Now he's 6 months old and we still don't speak and he has little contact with the child on a daily basis; however I did allow 3 overnight visits within the last 6 months because he refuses to see his son unless I let him take the baby for the weekend visits. I was never comfortable with long periods of unsupervised visitation but I did attempt to give it a try but I stopped because he has threatened several times not to return the baby. He never contacts me about how the baby is doing and refuses to pay any financial assistance towards him. I've offered him visitation in public places or at my home for bonding time but he refuses because "he doesn't want to see me". Has anyone else gone thru child custody with a very young child? Any advice offered is much appreciated because I'm going thru so much stress behind this and trying to support my baby on limited income. I don't mind visitation... but 50/50 split of a small baby sound crazy to me personally. I just need to know am I being unreasonable, or do I have anything to worry about when I appear in court because I cannot afford a family attorney right now.