Single mom need help!

Tee - posted on 10/30/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )




I am a unmarried single mom and I need to go to court for custody. I can't afford an attorney but my sons father can. My sons father wants 50//50 in which we do already and he wants to claim him on his taxes every other year. I feel like I've fair and I don't make much money so I should be able to claim him. So since I don't want to let him claim him he wants to take me to court and he has an attorney . I'm so afraid of him having more time with my son then me or him winning what ever he wants in court. I'm so sacred can someone give me any advice please. I just don't want to lose my son in anyway


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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 10/31/2013




I see absolutely no problem with dad having 50/50 custody, nor do I see a problem with claiming him every other year on taxes. You're both his parents, after all.

If you don't get CS, you need to get that included in the agenda for the custody hearing. And, yes, I'd recommend an attorney.

And you really didn't elaborate on WHY you think he'd ask for more than 50/50, if you've amiably reached these agreements up to this point?

Tee - posted on 10/31/2013




He does no pay child support. We had made an agreement that I would claim him and split whatever I got back for our son 50/50 . I'm in school and I claim him on all my financial aid and he wants to go back to school and buy a house so he wants to claim him .

Jodi - posted on 10/30/2013




He is only asking for 50/50? I don't see a problem with that. I also don't see a problem with him wanting to claim the taxes every other year. However, can I ask, is he paying child support? If you are on a particularly low income and struggling to support your son, he may be required to pay you a small amount of child support to help support your son when he is with you, even though it is a 50/50 arrangement. However, the way you have worded your post tells me that your son't father seems to be quite agreeable to these arrangements. Is there a reason you seem to think he is wanting more than 50/50?

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