My son is going to be one in less then 2 weeks his father Started paying child support about 3 months ago he now wants to start seeing my son....since my son was born his father may have spent a total of 4 hours with him never alone always with me present... he wants to come to an agreement using somewhat of a parenting plan between the 2 of us. When i proposed my version he didnt agree with what i had. He thinks he doesnt need supervised visitation and he feels it should be in there that i cant move from my current city. He pretty much wants to get my son when ever he wants and wants them to do whatever without he knowing and he doesnt want me to ask questions or call while he is spending time with my son....i dont kno how to meet in the middle or if what he wants is even close to how this works he keeps threatened me with going to court and keeps saying i wont be able to afford it.
You need to consult with a local family law attorney to explain your rights and your options. Is the father paying court-ordered child support, or voluntarily paying you? Assuming you and he were never married, and If there is no court order for him to pay support or for parenting time for him, then you are not obligated to give him any parenting time. He would have to go to juvenile court to seek a court order for parenting time, and you could then ask for child support. The court would then determine what parenting arrangement is in the best interest of your child, and that could make it difficult for you to move. The court might not totally agree with your opinion is what is best for your child, and could give the father more time than you might. Maybe you could do better working something out with the father without the court. And since nothing you and he agree to is enforceable without the court ordering it, you keep your options open. Find a local family law attorney that you can find here on Avvo at the Find a Lawyer tab.
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