My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Texas. My fiance has a six year old daughter. Currently we all live in the state of TX and after a paternity test and custody ruling, my fiance and I hope to move to CA. My fiance' six year old daughter will remain in Texas but we would like to have her for two months in the summer and a week during winter and/or spring break-the times preceeding or during Christmas and alternating holidays with the mother. We want a fair arrangement.The mother is currently married-she married an individual in order to enlist into the military.It is not a true marriage. She married a homosexual only so she could enlist and not lose parental rights, yet because she can not afford a divorce or cheat the government is still married. Because she had been married during the conception of my fiance' daughter while he and her were in a relationship with one another, my fiance' name is no listed on the birthcertificate. In the state of Texas he does not believe that he has any rights...Does he have rights to his daughter without proof of paterenity which we are currently trying to establish? The case is standant, currently the paternity preceedings are being held up because the person my fiance's daughters mother married must first be found. In the meantime, the woman threatens to cease current visitation from my fiance and his daughter. She wants him to provide monthly payments before the court proceeding or if he does not give her some money each month, she will not allow him to see his daughter. I would like to mention that he desperately wants to support his daughter and does give this woman support for her even with the little bit of money he has. We have explained to her information that the childsupport office explained to us. Without an order he is not obligated to give her any money and they had reccommended that he does not give her nothing because it will not be considered child support. He believes that he will have to pay back pay from the time of her birth-is this true? Back pay from my understanding begins once paternity is established or the case is sent to the courts correct? My own back pay from my daughters father in the state of CA only began after the judge viewed my documents. He and I support his daughter each weekend she is over our home. We provide her food, shelter, clothes and give more than enough in love. We love this girl deeply and her mother is extremely selfish and does not think of the bond my fiance and his daughter have. This man I love is not perfect, he hasn't always been physically there for his daughter but he has always provided for her in the best capable manner. What is most important is that he wants to be in her life. What direction should he take in order to ensure that he gets the maximum amount of rights and visitation for his daughter while he is living in the same state and for when he moves out of the state. What are his rights? We have little money so lawyers are hard to acquire right now. I am hoping you all can answer the many questions I have placed in this forum.