Q: Parents live in different counties. Mom denies access to 4 mo old son. In which county should I file for joint custody?
I was originally told that I was not the father. 4 moths later a Home dna test confirmed I’m the father but the mom denies access to my son outside of her presence. I’ve already been robbed of 4 months of his life that I can’t get back. I’d like to build a bond with my son away from her. She will not allow me to take him to Alachua County where I live. If I want to see him I have to go to Hillsborough county and spend time with him in my car. He deserves better but she’s being selfish. How do I start the joint custody process? My dad was a deadbeat and I refuse to abandon my son no matter what obstacles his mom throws in my path.. All I want is the opportunity to be a dad and spend equal quality time with my son.
A: Contact an attorney. You would file in Hillsborough County.
A: They way to start is by filing for paternity, then the custody, time sharing, and child support will follow. But I highly suggest that you hire a Family Law Attorney because this could take time and the process gets complicated.
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