My child’s father is not on his birth certificate, and he’s really not all that involved… He does not pay child support and does not visit. The only time he sees him is if I drive eight hours to my hometown to let him. I only moved a month ago and visited once, I put a tracker in my... View More
The question is whether the bio father legitimated the child or not. It’s a court proceeding. If the child is not legitimated, the father has no legal rights over the child - no right of visitation or custody.
If this is an uncontested divorce without children, i.e., you are in agreement on all issues, then you could file in Georgia and she could sign a waiver of jurisdiction and venue. If it's a contested divorce or the children are in Florida, FL has jurisdiction.
I doubt the court will intervene to modify custody or find the father in contempt. The children’s welfare is not at stake for lack of bathing and brushing their teeth, although I understand the situation is concerning.
Difficult to give a definitive answer without examining the settlement agreement. If it states unequivocally that neithr party can claim any interest in the other's retirement fund, then you do not have a claim and he is not obliged to list you as a beneficiary. Consult with a family law attorney.
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