Hello. I am sorry the first response was a) from a lawyer outside the jurisdiction and b) clearly did not read your question.
From your posting, I understand you live in Georgia You do not state where your wife is living. The first step is to check with your wife to see if you have agreement as to all issues. That will make life far simpler, and less expensive. If so, look for a firm (such as mine) that does uncontested divorces in your area.
If not, you will need to file for...
If you have properly legitimized, you have the rights of a natural parent. What rights are you looking for? If you seek custodial rights, it is best you get this clarified by a court, and not take any unilateral actions.
Consult with a competent attorney experienced in this area. Many (like me) offer a free initial consultation.
This sounds unfortunate. Of course, it is impossible to judge from where I sit whether your lawyer's recent challenges in moving your case along are legitmate (which they may be) or signs of a bigger problem. I like to recommend that you confront your attorney with this situation prior to taking any action to dismiss him/her. This may be a case of expectations setting and explanation of process ... or it could be that you simply need another lawyer.
The other lawyers clearly spell out...
Do not abandon hope without at least consulting, in person, with a New York State lawyer who focuses on matrimonial law. With a full understanding of your situation, s/he may be able to suggest options that would work for you!
The court is authorized to modify visitation at all times. The facts as you describe them sound like grounds for changing something. Does your order not specify that he must provide you information about his location and where the child will be overnight? If so, then he may be in contempt.
You should consult with an attorney to understand your best options in this situation.
Regretfully, you do not include enough information for an answer. I would need to know
- did you file a complaint?
- has an answer been filed.
- have you signed a settlement agreement settling all issues of divorce, custody, alimony and child support?
Based on these responses, and possibly some follow ups, an attorney with whom you consult should be able to guide you. I recommend you speak with an attorney experienced in this area of the law without delay.
Your question leaves too many questions unanswered to provide any meaningful advice here. You say you are "annulled since 2009." Is this when the judge signed the annullment? Was the marriage annulled ab initio?
Where will you be delivering the baby? Who is the father? Does he know?
Pending answers to some of these questions, you should be able to name the baby anything you like.
You need to file for divorce, separate maintenance, or some other action in which you can get an Order regarding the marital property, and who has access to what. Until then, you are on shaky ground regarding marital property.