I have been w my boyfriend for 3 years. We have a 2 yr old daughter together. He has been physically abusive to me almost our entire relationship. He is not abusive yo our daughter. Recently i left the house at night in fear of my safety after he attacked me. He would not let me take our daughter. He is now keeping her from me and threatening to hurt me if i try to come get her. The cops say they cant do anything because hes her father.
You have only one choice - you need to file for Allocation of Parental Responsibilities. If at all possible, you should hire an attorney to work with you. There really is no other option if you care about your child. You need to go to court an get enforceable orders for parenting time parental rights.
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Unless there is a court case finding that he is the father or you and he signed a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity, there is no legal determination that he is the father. However, the police are not in a position to decide the issue of paternity and you will need to pursue court proceedings to resolve the issues. If your boyfriend is a danger to you and your child, you may be eligible to obtain an order of protection. His conduct in front of the child may be a danger to the child even though he has not yet harmed the child. You should consult an attorney or a domestic violence program immediately.
You shouldn't be wasting your time submitting questions to this forum which exists to answer simple questions. You need to contact an attorney who can represent you and get the appropriate court proceedings started.
You need a lawyer, not an online Q&A forum. Speak to several in your area and hire the one you like the best. In the meantime, if you are abused, seek help from your local women's shelter as well. Do not delay. You may also be entitled to an Order of Protection.
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