John Hyland Barrett III's answer The court is probably still going to have a hearing. At the hearing, you will have to present evidence supporting your requests. There is not really such a thing as "giving up his rights" except in an adoption or in a dependency and neglect hearing to terminate parental rights.
Timothy Denison's answer The fact that she is on government assistance alone is not sufficient for you to get custody, but if she has been withholding the child, you should file a motion for custody and/or parenting time.
Cary B. Hall's answer At this point, you sound like you're ready for a sit-down consultation with a family law attorney -- who can answer all of these questions and more. If you don't have someone in mind, contact your local lawyer referral service and they can point you in the right direction.
Cary B. Hall's answer If you have knowledge of his income (from whatever source) and his spending habits, then you can certainly tell that to the support officers and/or judge. No way to give you "odds" of his success in modifying the current support order, though -- each case is decided on its own merits. He'll have to show a change in circumstances, likely, since he's filing to modify support so quickly, so you could suggest to the judge that there have been no changes since the last order.
Lydia Seifner's answer If he has received the paperwork and hasn't done anything to either approve or contest the guardianship, then ask for a Trial date and make sure he has notice of the court date. Then simply have a trial and see if he shows up. If he continues to ignore everything, then the judge will issue orders in your favor. Contact an attorney to assist you.
Angelina Bradley's answer Your recourse is to go to court and ask for your 50/50 custody order to be enforced. I’d recommend retaining an attorney to help you, or at the very least a attorney divorce coach — the facts you describe could cut for or against you... and I would hate to see you in a worse place than you are now.
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