My now ex-girlfriend and I have a 3 year old boy together. We are unmarried and co-habited both during the pregnancy and his entire life up to the date of my filing. We did not present our BF/GF relationship as a Married couple, just BF/GF. I filed two actions; (1) Paternity, Custody and Child Support against his Mother. I broke up with her and moved out on the day of my filing the action. We have been together for 6 years and for the better part of the last 3 years she has engaged in both emotional and physical abuse towards me and with increasing frequency in the presence of both our Son and her other children. I did my best to get her to seek help and change to no avail and absolutely do not want my Son to grow disrespecting me or to carry on the torch with a family of his on some day. The above was the basis for me leaving. I have considerable evidence supporting my allegations of her actions.
What are my realistic chances of obtaining full custody? After being served, she left a voicemail asking me to dismiss the case and in return she says she'd agree to a joint custody arrangement but wanted me to make this decision under duress, insisting I make an immediate decision.
To get a reliable answer to your question of what are your chances of success, you will need to meet with an attorney so they can look at everything and they will then be able to give you a good idea of what to expect. Hire an experienced attorney to help you.
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