Douglas Lee Bryan's answer That can be done in the judgment changing custody. It would just need to specify that any and all arrearage is satisfied and/or forgiven. I would suggest having an attorney prepare a voluntary transfer of custody. Give me a call and I'll be happy to discuss the process and potential costs, including attorney fees and court costs.
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer If you and the father agree on every5hing, a mediator can draft the paperwork to effectuate what you want. However, your parents can always file for custody asserting that custody for neither if you is in the best interests of the children.
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer You can file to voluntarily grant her joint custody of him without going to court. An attorney usually can handle this for you without going to court fairly inexpensively. Give me a call and I'll be happy to discuss the procedure and costs associated with this.
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer Print every thing you can find about the girl friends record. Next hire a private investigator to document that he is taking your child to visit her or that she is visiting him while he has your child. Then hire a custody attorney.
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer You can hire an attorney at any time during your representation. What each attorney charges varies, and your answer would likely depend on whether the attorney feels your initial petition is adequate or needs to be amended. I recommend that you call around to find a family law attorney whose fees you can afford. I wouldn't recommend going to court without having an attorney who knows the law and procedure required to adequately prove your case.
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