My exhusband asked if our son could live with me since he was having problems living with his dad. I said fine and he has been with me since. The issue is his dad has not redone the custody papers to reflect nor offered any support. Do I have to fight this issue in court or after so much time living with me could I automatically have custody put in my name?
2 Answers from Attorneys
It's not automatic. You either have to bring him to court or get him to sign legal documents to transfer custody to you.
There is no automatic time period. However, after a few months I would recommend that you file for custody and child support.