JoAnna - posted on 05/30/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
I recently file for sole custody of my 7 yr old son in Ontario. His father has not seen him in over 4 yrs now. According to him I forbid such contact from happening between the two but according to the law (to my knowledge and what my lawyers tell me) he could of taken me to court and filed otherwise. My concern is if he contest the custody request what will happen? Mind you he hasn't seen our son in 4 yrs and never paid any support of any form nor does he partake in any of the physical aspect of our son's life, ex./school and sporting events, doctor appointments, etc. I have one child with another man and am expecting another one in a few months. My fiance has been my son's father figure in the last 4 yrs and is wonderful with him and would like to be able to adopt him after we wed. His biological father's name is on his birth certificate but besides that and our son's last name being his there's nothing that ties the two together. I want to be able to travel with my son and my current family and change his last name but cannot do so without his biological father's consent, hence why I am seeking sole custody. Can anyone shed any light on this topic for me that has been through it? What's the process? How long will it take? Is sole custody in my favour? Do I really have anything to worry about? I'm a little apprehensive about the whole situation and being pregnant, it's surely not good for me.