So I am a 19 year old single mom to a 15 month old little boy. His father is 16, and I know its a big age difference. Whatever. Anyways, I have full custody of Carson, he’s not even on the birth certificate. He is in a juvenile rehabilitation center for drugs, Assaut 1st, and domestic violence against me.
He or his family neither one help me financially with Carson. Very rarely they will buy him a box of diapers, and I have to ask them. I have to pay all my bills plus support him on my own. And I don’t have a job because I go to the community college and don’t have any time to have working, too.
I want to get him for child support so I can have money to take better care of him and buy him new clothes and diapers and wipes. But, I’m worried that he and his parents will try to take custody of him if I do that. Carson doesn’t have his own room where i’m staying now and I think that will look bad. But like I said, I cant afford anything else right now.
So, what do DHR people look for when deciding which parent keeps custody? Because I need help but don’t want to risk losing my son because of it..
If anyone knows I would be very appreciative if you could tell me anything.
Thank you so much.