North Bergen, NJ asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Domestic Violence for New Jersey

Q: My ex boyfriend has completely blocked me of all communication with my daughter for one year.

I have reached out to him every single weekend for one year in hopes of solving this dispute amicably, but to no avail. He has also ignored all messages and calls from my family as well. There is no court order in place to keep me from seeing her but he is concealing her. He has bow hired his own lawyer so that he can receive child support that I would have been more than happy to pay had he answered my text messages. I have every attempt at contact documented. I was also a victim of domestic violence and was coerced into dropping those charges in May of 2020 by using my daughter as leverage. I also have proof of that as well. His actions have caused me severe emotional damage and over Christmas (2021) I was hospitalized because of it. Please, I need to know what should be done about this.

2 Lawyer Answers
Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Clifton, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Realistically this situation is beyond the scope of this forum and will require you to meet with an experienced matrimonial attorney. All relevant documents and facts can then be ascertained and a course of action can be determined that will help you. Your situation is far from hopeless. You just need an aggressive attorney with extensive experience.

Bari Weinberger
Bari Weinberger
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Parsippany, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Thank you for your question. I’m sorry to hear you’re going through this. You should strongly consider filing an application with court to establish a parenting time schedule. If he has already filed an application for child support, then you should file a parenting time application under the same docket number in the same county, but there is absolutely no need to wait for a child support application. At any time, you can file an application to establish parenting time and you should consider speaking with a family law attorney to discuss the specific details and requirements to properly file a parenting time application.

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