Help! Need advice on a custody battle

Latasha - posted on 07/23/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )

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Help! I need to file for sole custody on my 3 year old son. I really don't have any start on how to do this except that I need a lawyer and I'm looking at about $1500 to draw up a petition. My son's father has been a threat to me about this for about 2 years, and I'm just done. I'm unclear on what to do ( being that I have no attorney). His father lives in a different state than I do and a year ago he filed a custody petition on me in his state. He never had me served and as of January 2013, I believe the courts dismissed it due to inactivity. However, when I call the court, I get mixed answers. I've been told that I can't file in my state if something is open on me in another state, so how do I find out for sure if there is anything on me in his state? I am seeking, when I file, for full legal and physical on my son. And as far as visitaion goes am requesting supervised visits until my son has established a relationship with his father. His father has had one visit with him his whole life. I'm just looking for some feedback and advice on this. Please help! I am very confused, frustrated and anxiety stricken by this whole mess.

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