I am fighting for custody of my 2 year old daughter I am in the birth certificate and me and mother and daughter lived together as a family for 20 months of child's life was still there everyday providing well mother passed away Aug 2nd and Grandmother has filed for emergency custody of my daughter saying lies and brought up I may not be biologically the father which is possible but I have been the child's father the only one she knows she los her mom why should the child lose her father the Grandmother has refused to allow me to see my daughter for over 2 months has ripped her away from all the people that have been around and loved and helped take care of her her family she has lived with I have tried constantly to see or talk to my daughter this is all ridiculous can u help me I am working on a budget I have around 750 or 800$ at the moment but will have more later
We cannot give the odds of you gaining custody, but if you are the father of the child, and you do not have anything that would disqualify you from being deemed a fit and responsible parent (e.g., failed drug tests, domestic violence history, child abuse history, etc.), you should be able to get some amount of custody and visitation. You being listed on the birth certificate helps you immensely, although DNA testing may be necessary at some point. The emergency custody petition will put this before the court almost immediately (likely tomorrow or Monday)--you may be able to get a court-appointed attorney based on your income, but if not, you should consult with a local child custody attorney as soon as possible. Good luck.
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