Agreement signed and notarized but never filed (four years ago). Included financial responsibilities and child visitation agreement. Ex no longer complies and I have no proof other than precedence. He will not produce copy despite multiple requests. Says to take him to court. I really can't afford this. I have no copies since he stole it from my home.
Your remedies are going to be limited because it is not a court order. You need to hire an attorney to handle this matter. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may want to consider taking a loan. There are many institutions that loan money for legal representation. Best of luck!
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A separation agreement is not binding on the court but the courts will give great weight to it if you can prove it and show the parties were acting on it.
If you can't find it your only option is file suit for custody and to prove yoy were acting under its terms.
Can yoy not go back to the lawyer who drew it? They should have a copy.
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