I'm asking for advice for my boyfriend. We have an infant girl, but he also has another daughter with his high school "sweetheart". He is living in California and Jadah (his other daughter who will be 8 next month) lives in Florida with her mom and step-dad. Sandra (FA mom) cut off contact with him because he wouldn't sign over his parental rights
a little over a year ago and moved so he cant send letters or b-day gifts and changed her number.. He hasn't been able to contact or see his daughter. I told him to take her to court but he's scared that since he doesn't have his own space for her to stay (he's renting a room) that he wouldn't be able to get any visitation
rights or anything. And he actually thinks there would be a negative affect as in losing all parental rights. And Sandra takes Jadah to Mexico, yearly or every other year, and doesn't get his permission
JA: The Family Lawyer
will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?
Customer: No he hasn't because I think that he thinks it will cost too much.
JA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Family Lawyer can help you best. OK. The Family Lawyer will need to help you with this. Please give me a bit more information, so we can help you best.
Customer: Jadah has his name, he's on the birth certificate. He sends letters and presents to Jadah's uncle and he gives them to her, but then he gets no response. Sandra had told him that when she asks about him that she'll let Jadah come visit, but I highly doubt that Jadah thinks she has the choice.
JA: Is there anything else the Family Lawyer should be aware of?
Customer: Sandra has mentioned that she needs Jadah's last name released so that she can change it to her husband name so that he can get his green card.
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Family Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.