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What signed agreements or Court orders are in place now? Has Virginia ever had jursidiction. I would suggest that the father start visiting the child and paying support. If visitation is withheld, then make sure that is well documented. A year has gone by, its time to do the right thing. Schedule a phone consultation with an experienced custody attorney in the city where papers were filed.
WIshing you the very best. David McCormick - Custody attorney with the Law Firm of McCormick & Calderon with over 13,000 successful custody, divorce and bankruptcy cases. Offices in Newport News, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach.