questions ab child support

Shawna - posted on 07/14/2015 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Hello, i have a few questions about getting majority custody of my son and what my chances are. My sons father is on felony probation that just got reinstated from beimg revoked for getting a misdemeanor. He also owes aloy of child support to his other babys mother. Does anyone know anything ab this kind of thing?

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Jodi - posted on 07/15/2015

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If dad has applied to get custody, you will need a lawyer ASAP. If he hasn't filed, keep saving and file yourself as soon as you can. Check in your area if you qualify for legal aid of some sort.

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Shawna - posted on 07/15/2015

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Okay, no im trying to save up for one now. I just thibk ita best i get majority custody. His dad wouldnt know what to do with him full time. Thank you for your input. ☺

Jodi - posted on 07/15/2015

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It's hard to know what will happen. It depends so much on circumstances, where you live, what the felony was, what the current circumstances with his child are. The child support, in most places, won't affect the custody/visitation.

Do you have a lawyer?

Shawna - posted on 07/15/2015

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I want him to have a relationship with his father, (i know whats right for my child). I just was trting to get a feel of what might happen.

Shawna - posted on 07/15/2015

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I want him to het visitation rights for sure. We are trying to do it without but he makes it difficult. Thanks.

Raye - posted on 07/15/2015

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Shawna, If he's not paying child support for the other child, then chances are you won't get any support from him either. You should still file for it, though, on the chance that he might pay some of it. If you need government assistance, they generally will want the father paying child support, as it would lessen the burden on the government.

As far as custody/visitation goes, that's really up to the judge. You can petition the court to have primary custody for yourself and visitation for the father. If his crimes are not something that would indicate potential abuse to the child, then the court is likely to award some kind of visitation whether you want them to or not.

Jodi - posted on 07/14/2015

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Are you only concerned about how this will affect your child support?

Or are you concerned about your baby having a relationship with his father (which is his right).

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