What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Maryland
I just started a custody case with the father of my son. I am going for sole custody. He said he was fine with that until the papers arrived and his parents got involved. Now I will be paying an attorney a lot of money to fight this. I am wondering if anyone has any experience with this type of situation and can offer any input. My son's father has a history of drug and alcohol abuse. He only has 1 or 2 arrests for that, though. He does have some other arrests, 2 for 2nd degree assault (1 of those was against me). He was in jail for a month and a half before thebaby was born for one assault case and again when the baby was 3 months old for the other. He just finally did get a job and as far as I know has not had a drink in about 2 months. I am not trying to take the baby away and I have told him that.Nothing would change what we are doing now. His mother picks up the baby from daycare 2-3 days a week and they spend time with him. His visitation would not change, I would just like it to be supervised at his mother's until I can trust that he is better and he has changed. I want the custody so I can say "no" if my son's father ever tries to take him somewhere and I feel he is under the influence. He says his past will not matter, but that is the basis for my case....the pattern of unresponsible behavior. I am looking out for the safety of my son. He lives with me, I pay his daycare and health insurance. I bathe him, get him dressed, feed him on a day to day basis. I have a stable career as an RN and own my own home. What does the outcome look like???What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?