Sorry! Trying to figure out how is setup is working.
He is not seeking custody that I knopw of but for court ordered visitation and I'm concerned his wife is the one pushing all the buttons to get my daughter.
He is not on birth certificate by his choice not mine.
Paterniy has already been determined and he pays child support. He just went to court to reduce support but was denied. It is not about money even thou I do not have much. I guess I should ask do I need to have an attorney with me in court? Court date is 09/20/2012
My concerns are that he calls to setup time to come see her but never shows up half the time, plus he doesn't keep in contact with her on a regular basis. I don't believe my daughter should sit with her bag packed all weekend just to have him not show. She cried and wanted to know what she did wrong. I'm not one to say bad things about others and this is her father so it was hard to explain what happened.
At this time I'm in a long-term relationship with someone who would like to adopt her. Would this be a good time to bring up in court? This person has been in her life since she was born and has help support her as well.
Would it make a differences if this person is my ex-husband of 19 years and we have 2 older sons together?
Is it possible for her father to sign over his rights without having someone else to adopt?
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