Q: I’m a single mom, never been married, would like to file for full custody of my children. What are my options?
I tried to file my the court packet myself, but it was rejected because I filled it out wrong. I then went to mediation with my children’s father to figure out custody agreements but then he didn’t follow through with mediation. He’s unhealthy and unstable and addict. How can I do this without a lawyer because I can’t afford the fees. Thank you
A: The most economical legal aid option would be to seek guidance from your local Family Law help center. However, having much experience in Family Law and Child Custody cases, I strongly recommend that any case involving children be represented by an experienced Family Law attorney. Child Custody and visitation arrangements can be difficult to modify, and carry serious penalties if violated. If both parties are in agreement, the most cost-efficient option would be to draft a mutually agreed upon custody agreement and have it signed by both parents and filed with the court to become legally binding.
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