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Tiffani - posted on 04/08/2015 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My son is 5 months old and his dad has been locked up since before I found out I was pregnant, hes not on the birth certificate and is now trying to take my son. What is the likeliness of him getting him. Hes gunna get a lawyer and me being a single mom with my own place and two babies I can't afford one. What should I do?

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Sarah - posted on 04/08/2015

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Sounds like a lot of hot air. I would say then take it to court. If you give in to the threat then he knows he can hold that over your head anytime he wants something. In some ways maybe taking it to court would be a good thing. If he just got out then he has to provide proof of job, residences, etc. Not an easy thing to do if you just got out. He also has to foot the bill for a lawyer and take the steps to do so. Many times guys are more hot air then anything and never follow through on their threats.

Tiffani - posted on 04/08/2015

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He just got out, and we did a paternity test while he was locked up. He's saying if I don't let him ho stay a couple nights there then he's taking me to court but with his past drug history I don't trust it.

Sarah - posted on 04/08/2015

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If he is currently in jail then there is no way he can get custody. He can set up paternity and have that established. This would then require him to pay child support and back child support for the time he is in jail. Once he gets out of jail he could try for custody. At that time you would need a lawyer. You may want to talk to one now too just to touch base. There are some lawyers that work on a sliding scale or pro-Bono you will just need to call around in your local area to find them.

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