My children are 3 and 5 and have lived solely with me (theyre mother) since i left theyre father 3 years ago. He has made almost no attempts to see the children, nor support them in any way. There is no child support payments being made. He was abusive in all forms of the word. Physical, verbal, finantial, emotional, controling. Abusive to the children. However it is difficult for me to prove any of this. <p>I do not have a contact number for him, except to leave messages with his mother. He will not willingly sign custody papers to me. He does not have a job and in his spare time manages a country-wide malitia on facebook in the event that the governments lock us in camps for mass genicide.</p> <p>I had legal aid and my lawyer told me that if he expressed any desire to be a part of the childrens lives that the court would likely grant him some form of rights. Still fresh from the abusive relationship, i was scared away from persuing the issue.</p> <p>i have no interest in his money for child support, i would just like my children to be solely mine. Have the right to change theyre last names to my own, to leave the country on vacations, etc.. i got married just last week to a man in the forces, he would like to adopt them as his own.</p> <p> </p> <p>i have no idea what steps to take or what the process is. Do i need a lawyer or can i just file at the court house? Honestly, even if a service manages to find and serve him, its unlikely he will even appear.</p> <p> </p> <p>thankyou very much for any advice :)</p> <p> </p>
Answer by Zahra Jenab
British Columbia lawyer
Posted almost 4 years ago
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