Q: I am debating going to court for full custody of my son. Would it be worth it to hire an attorney?
My ex and I have an eight year old son together. There has never been a custody agreement in place although we had an informal agreement years ago before he began his homelessness. He is very inconsistent with seeing our son or even just calling to talk to him. He is currently still homeless but requests to see our son once in a while when it is convenient for him. Our son has son mental health issues that stem from his anger at his dad because of the hurt he causes. This was made evident when our child was placed into inpatient care and now counseling for behavioral outbursts. Dad is proving to be detrimental to his mental health and I am not sure what to do. I should also mention dad has several warrants for his arrest and often leaves the area to go back to Altoona (we live in Maytown, PA) where he is from. I am afraid dad might try to take him even though he has lived with me all his life and I am the only parent currently taking care of him. Please help.
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