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Old 01-12-2011, 04:36 PM
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My bf and I were never married or common-law partners. He lives abroad and has never visited to see the baby since she was born about a year ago. I would like to ask for the sole custody of the child and he will not contest. Do I still need to hire a lawyer or can I do it by myself. I live in Quebec.

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Old 01-12-2011, 05:59 PM
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Have you discussed Child Support ($$) with your bf?
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:36 PM
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I will not ask for child support.
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:39 PM
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I guess I should have said "my ex-bf".
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:36 PM
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To get an order for custody your ex-BF will need to agree to an order for child support. The courts will not let you waive your child's rights. You don't need a lawyer but the process is difficult so I wouldn't recommend it.
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:15 PM
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Thank you so much for a quick reply. I will get a lawyer in that case.
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:29 PM
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Out of curiosity, why do you need an order for custody, considering you seem to appear to be defacto on acquired consent. I realize the Quebec civil system is different, but how is it different.
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Old 01-13-2011, 06:43 AM
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It seems like I might get into trouble when traveling abroad alone with her if I don't have the sole custody. They say I will have to carry a document saying that I have the sole custody, otherwise I might have to ask my ex's permission every time I travel abroad. Is this true? I think it also depends on the country I travel to, but I shouldn't take chance because I don't know which country will be a problem.
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Old 01-13-2011, 12:03 PM
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Is your ex named as father on her birth certificate? If not, it makes your life a whole lot easier.
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Old 01-13-2011, 02:51 PM
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I know, but he is declared as the father.
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