I have full physical and legal custody for 6 years. My ex said he didn't want custody. He had not seen the children in years. Since then 3 years ago we moved 300 miles so he could be involved. A month later he moved 30 miles away. I originally put them in school with his step children. This has been a nightmare. kids not doing homework, not showering or going to school in dirty clothes.His wife refuses to pick up my kids when shes mad at him or they split up and he disappears for months. This year I am enrolling them in school in our district because then transportation is easier and it is in their best interest. Their father is threatening to file for joint custody. He literally has not helped with anything and is never home during visitation times. He is upset they wont be there on any weekdays because of child support. Which I have not asked to modify. If they went to school with her kids i'd have to rely on her to pick them up. I don't trust that. also the reasons I've listed and many more. I also don't want to have to change schools mid year if something did happen again. He signed custody over to me so how likely is it that now he'd be able to get joint custody?
It is impossible to give custody advice without knowing much more information. Nothing you have said leads me to believe that he would have a great chance at winning a custody battle however I strongly recommend you hire an experienced family law attorney to analyze your case.
The opinion that I express should not be considered to be legal advice that can be relied on. It is based only on the limited amount of information provided rather than doing a thorough review of all of the important information that is required to give accurate legal advice. You should consult with an attorney that has extensive background in the area of the law that your are inquiring about.
Very unlikely. He would have to show a very significant change of circumstances, by clear and convincing evidence, that it is no longer in the child's best interest to remain with you. That would be extremely difficult. If he does go forward anyway, you should hire an attorney, as judges sometimes act unpredictably.
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