I was just served with a petition from my ex who wants sole custody. I live in Seattle, she lives in Portland. On top of that, she's also pursuing child support. The child in under a year old, and I haven't seen her since she were born. My ex sends me email updates about the child and I've already asked that she not concern me with that. If she's pursuing sole custody, what can I do? What if I decide that I want sole custody? I haven't come to see the child because I don't get along with my ex and don't want to see her. How would I turn this around in my favor? How can I lower the child support when I make a considerable amount more than she does?
With these facts you are highly unlikely to get sole custody, but will get parenting time. Your next step is a call to an OR custody attorney. Yes, you will be paying child support.
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Since you have shown no interest in the child, you almost certainty will not get custody. Re support, you will have to follow support guidelines. Getting a consult with an experienced support lawyer will be a good start, to see if any rebuttals, etc apply
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