My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Missouri
I became pregnant in november 2007 and didn't know, the childs father and I broke up and I left. When I relized I was pregnant I immediately contacted him letting him know. He did not belive me and hung up. Fine, nine months later I had our son, which I called to tell him and have continued to call him every six months with an update in case he ever changes his mind. He is now married with two stepsons and two bio sons with his wife. I have been patient and understanding and on several occasions tried to get a DNA done and force him to pay child support, but he has begged me "I have 4 sons" and that he couldn't afford it. Even here recently with my last contact with him I called to tell him I am going forward with CSE and there's nothing he can do. He had the nerve to blackmail me "well ill sue you for debit purchases you made with my card while we were together". He really is an idiot, at first I belived him and was a little hessitant untill I discovered its beed 4 years, there's no way he can go back that far and sue me for that right? As well as it was a joint account even though it was his card. Anyways he has agreed to the dna and told me he is going to get full custody....that won't happen, and since this man has never met our son is it wrong for me to want visitation for the first six months? What are my options? Having been absent for 4 years would he be elegible for full or 50% custody? I'm really scared, I can't afforda lawer and just need help!