About six to eight months ago I had some questions about child custody, Your answers were a good start for me and pointed me in the right direction, but alas, there are always complications. The mother
(Amanda) of my child ((Alexis) 17weeks old now) and myself are not together and I am seriously worried about the living conditions my daughter is being brought up in.
Amanda has no home of her own, and lives with her mother. The dwelling is a mobile home. There are a couple of window unit air conditioners, a couple of open flame space heaters. The home looses power for days on end when it snows and there is no working hot water heater in the home.
While Amanda's mother takes good care of my daughter, Amanda only does absolutely minimal child care. She is very seldom even at home choosing to hang out with her friends rather than take care of her daughter.
I have sever texts saved in my phone, which indicate that Amanda drinks on a regular basis. I do not feel secure with my daughter living in that situation and my question is this, with this knowledge, do I have a leg to stand on or is it worth my effort and money to try for sole physical custody?