Q: I am the mother of two and the father I have been separated for 8 months now and the children have been living with me
Plus we are not married! I received court papers about full custody as of a few days ago. I went to the court house to establish visitation rights with him and now I’ve received papers from a lawyer requesting back round checks on a list of family and friends that do not live in the home with the my children. Also some years back I had a miscarriage and self admitted myself to check for postpartum depression because my friends and family said I should to be safe. Also the lawyer is requesting me to show documents of the history of me getting myself checked. I just want to know if that is legal for them to request that information? And is there a way to fight back without spending a boat load of cash. Please I am begging for a little guidance!
In determining parental rights for an unmarried father, the judge must consider all the facts and circumstances to determine what is in the best interest of the children. His attorney can request information about you that is relevant to that determination. Depending on how the judges divides parenting time between the two parents, you can ask that the father pay some child support. You need legal representation for this process. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to talk to some local family law attorneys to find one with whom you are comfortable and can work within your budget. Best wishes.
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