Family Lawyer in Contra Costa County
Hi. I'm a mom to a 2 year old in Contra Costa County. The child's father and I never married but we have been living together since before the child was born. The child's father was angry when I got pregnant and has been pretty much absent from the child's life except for occasional play time when he's at home. If I ever say anything or ask for help, he says I should have thought about that before I decided to have the baby. I had the baby by myself in the hospital and I've provided all the care since birth. I have never left the child overnight and the child's father refuses to babysit even though he's sitting at home. The child's father has a very low paying job and I've been fully financially supporting him, my child, and myself for years.
I have been doing this because I thought it was in the best interest of my child to have his father in his life. This man is verbally abusive and a deadbeat and I just can't take it anymore. I have to get away from him and have some peace for me and my child. But, I'm afraid. He is pretty narcissistic and extremely vengeful. I'm afraid if I even bring up my desire to split he'll make it his life's goal to make sure I'm miserable...even at the expense of our child. Can anyone recommend a good family law attorney in Contra Costa County? I need some legal advice and I need to be prepared for the worst if what I think will happen does indeed happen. My child means more to me than anything in the entire world. I thought putting the child first and making sure my child had an in-home relationship with Dad while forgetting about my own feelings and needs was the right thing to do. But, now I'm starting to realize that that just isn't the case.
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