Q: I’m a single unwed mother of a 10month infant. What rights do I have if my sons father is taking me to court for 50/50
Me and my son reside in riverside county and I work from home and have had him since birth. His father resides in la county and works full time and is barely home. Hardly sees his son only recently started after filing paperwork to take me to court .he wants to circumcise my son who is 10 months old. Fully change his legal name that is already hyphenated to something completely different. Take my son for a full week on and off.50/50 legal and physical custody and have me pay for the attorney fees and the child tax credit I received for my 2020 tax’s he wants to be paid to him
A: Retain legal counsel. You need to make the right arguments, properly submit your evidence and properly cite the law in responding to the father's requests. A 50/50 schedule between two counties for a 10 month old is unlikely going to be seen by the judge as in the child's best interests.
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