Q: Would I qualify for tpo, how would a custody battle look? We both signed the BC when son was born. Live together.
Basically the baby was born a month ago. We haven’t been doing well for a while now and last night the mother wanted to argue with me, I told her I didn’t want to argue and she tried to throw stuff at me which I didn’t care about. So she told me that if she throws our newborn across the room maybe it’ll get my attention, durning this same conversation she got a knife and had it in one hand and the baby in another. Later on during the argument she said she would kill the baby and herself. And at one point out a pillow over the baby’s face. I secretly audio recorded all of this. I got her to calm down and she said she didn’t mean any of it. She also said she would hurt my other son (from another relationship) during the argument.
A: In Ohio if you are unmarried, the mother has sole custody of the child. In order to get custody you will have to prove paternity and file for custody. Due to the violent nature of the above described events, you maybe able to get emergency custody of the child. You should contact a family law attorney to discuss your options.
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