I am living with another woman that is why I left my son's father. He dosen't like it or the fact that my son is living here with us. My son never see's us do anything. My girlfriend and I got in a fight and I hit her. The neighbors called the cops and took me to jail and the cops took my son to his father. I want to know if I can get my son back because right now the father is not letting me see or talk to my son. Then on the 22nd let the judge decide the case I filed an answer to his petition for Sole physical custoday and said I would share joint custody. The judge set a court date for 9 am Aug 22nd. I was told in Missouri the mother has the rights to the child due to me and the boys father never being married. The father's name is XXXXX XXXXX birth certificate.
Well a pro bono attorny would be fabulous but I called all the lawyers locally and $1500.00 was the cheapest and I can't afford that, just to get started and applied to 2 different free legal aid offices who turned me down. So how do I make myself a good candidate I guess and do I need to do anything about the expar ta that was issues 2 days ago?
No thanks I am just trying to do the best I can by myself I appreciate your honesty. I have filed a good answer to his petition and appeared once. I just need to prove I am a good mother. I was just worried about the exparte thing. You gave great advice and I will look into these websites.
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