Q: Can he get full custody?
My fiancé and I have a 7 month old baby boy. The situation is complicated because he lives in his house one week and my House another week. We are both with our parents, so it makes it hard and I wanted our son to live with me since I am his mother and his family controlled and stepped in and said no he will live in two houses till we move out. Anyways I feel it's a unhealthy relationship and abusive and when I say I am going to leave my fiance he says if I ever leave him he will take our son away from me and use my past depression against me and win full custody. I feel so helpless and need legal advice if I left my fiance, could he get full custody? I don't want to lose my son because I would fall apart without him.
You need an experienced family law attorney today. Since you are not married - if the father is listed on the birth certificate, you both must have signed an Affidavit of Parentage. This says you have custody of the child. Consult an attorney today so they can advise you the best course of action.
Kelly G Lambert III
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