I left BD when I was 16 weeks pregnant. When I was 25 weeks pregnant we started talking again but I moved out of state to Texas (from Indiana). Long story short he was supposed to come and never did. DD is 7 months old and we haven't heard from him since she was 5 weeks old. He denies her, hasn't sent a dime, and tells everyone she doesn't exist. He's also not on the birth certificate.
I want to file for child support. I have everything done, I just have to turn it in. I'm scared though. I don't want him to take me for visitation. He's told me in the past that he would just to spite me. He's never met DD. He saw her on Skype for like 10 minutes when she was a few days old. Should I file for sole custody before I file child support? How does all of this work. I'm debating not even taking him for it, but I am going to lose my assistance if I don't. I'm so worried about this that I'm having nightmares and random anxiety attacks.
He doesn't do anything for his first daughter. When we were together I took care of her. I'm not just being spiteful, I am really concerned about my daughter.
<blockquote><b>Quoting PurpleDurple:</b>" I would file for sole custody or how ever it works and also take him for child support."</blockquote>
Idk how it works filing for sole custody. He's not on her bc soooo ?? I'm gonna repost on Monday when there's more people and prob call an attorney. I know people don't understand but I really don't want him to have visitation.
I believe you would have to file for child support first. He's not on the birth certificate so filing for sole custody I dont think you can do because he hasn't accepted paternity. Once you file for child support he will have the opportunity to accept or deny paternity if he accepts he signs a legally binding document that states he is the father and accepts all responsibility if he denies then he will be offered a paternity test. Sole custody will have to come after paternity has been established, however if you mean by sole custody your meaning full custody as in he signs over his rights and has no visitation or anything that is very hard to do.