Veronica - posted on 09/23/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )
For the past 3 years the father of my children and I have supported our kids together. He has had them a majority of the time due to me not being approved for any kind of aid or having the support system to watch them while I am at work. He is remarried and his wifes family watches the kids a lot while they work. The one person who was helping me with childcare passed away last year, leaving me with no other choice but to leave the kids with him a majority of the time. About a month ago he called me and asked me if he could move 4 hours away for a better job opportunity and better schooling opportunities for my kids. Hes always had a way of manipulating me and got his way. Shortly after they moved I realized I needed them with me and started finding out information on how to file for custody. Well 4 days ago I received a call from the attorney general saying hes filing for child support. I saw a lawyer immediately and he said he cant since they haven't established 6 months of residence in that new city. I am prepared for a battle and am ready to fight tooth and nail to get my kids back. I now have the support to be able to take care of them and go back to school to better myself for them as well. I just don't know what my next step should be. Should I go pick them up and bring them back to my city and then file the papers? Should I file for custody and see what happens? I dont know what to do. Any opinions? I realized I have made a huge mistake by letting them leave but I am not ready to lose any more time with my girls and need them back with me. Please. Any advice will help.