Marissa - posted on 10/31/2015 ( 17 moms have responded )
So I would really like to know if it is possible to strip parental rights from my son's father if he is there, but not taking care of him properly. His father does not pick him up on his days that we agreed to or if he does have him, he will push my son off on his family members (even his cousins who are 12, 13,etc). I have been dealing with this since my son was born (6 years). I am just tired of having to check on my son when I am not with him, therefore I never really get a break. I feel as though his father does these things to ruin any time that I have to myself. I really would just rather raise my son alone than to have his father do whatever he wants with him. I constantly have to remind his dad to look in his backpack to help with homework during the week and get things signed for his teacher. I have to tell him about things that go on in his school. I feel like he should be more involved than he is and I feel like I am his fathers secretary. We are no longer together, therefore I do not feel like I should have to talk to him as much as I do. I hate even speaking with him about anything. Is there any way that I could take his rights. I really just don't want a dime from him, I really want peace of mind. I don't want to co-parent with him at all anymore. I have so much going on in my life, I do not need him messing up things for me. He never spends quality time with my son either. I feel like his father just uses him to get to me. I don't feel like his father wants to be a father. He never asks to spend time with him, he will just get him when I tell him it is his day.
What can I do? I need stability in our life and his father is preventing me from having that with my son.