I think it would be a mistake to give up the support that your daughter will need some day. How will you explain to her that she cannot go to college because you gave up her money? You can always put it in a college savings account, where it will grow tax free.
As to parenting time, the court in Coldwater is inclined to grant standard parenting time. Seek out an experianced family law attorney in Coldwater, such as Ms. Ives, and try to minimize the parenting time based on near abandonment.
One way or the other, there is no close link between parenting time and child support. You cannot sell children, as a judge once explained it to me.
We do not have a client/attorney relationship until you make an appointment, we discuss your case face to face, I accept a retainer, and we explictly agree to enter into representation.
First you need to be aware if you ever try to get state support for the child, the government will then go after him and then he will have rights. I hear all the time I don’t want the other person’s help, and then want the state’s help.
So long as you do not ask for state help and neither you or the father go to court, you have all the rights.
Steven A Heisler, Esq
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