My question involves paternity law for the State of: MICHIGAN
Backstory: I was the plaintiff in a case for parentage/filiation. I dismissed the case on June 23rd because the defendant (biological father) made it clear that my daughter's best interests were not his priority - but rather his status as "father", if that makes sense. We live in Ohio, and he lives 4 hours awayin Michigan. Basically, he doesn't care if he causes her emotional harm by attempting to rip her from a happy and loving home with a full parental unit and a brother and sister, because he feels that because she is biologically his, he should have custody of her. He has obtained a DNA test so we know that he IS the biological father, but he has no rights to her at this time. My husband is her legal father (and WANTS to stay that way).
As of July 14th, the defendant has hired a lawyer who has filed the following paperwork. I received it in the mail today (it was NOT sent registered/certified mail, so I have not been officially "served").
I don't know if this is just a motion, or if the judge has approved it or not. I knew this paperworks wa supposed to be arriving in the mail, so I checked yesterday (7/17), and I was NOT on any dockets at all. I spoke with the judge's secretary and she checked for me.
So basically, the defendant is attempting to overturn my dismissal? Can he really do this? I do NOT want him to have parental rights/visitation/custody/etc. I don't want him having visitation and I don't need his child support. I want him OUT. My daughter is 2 and refuses to talk to him on the phone unless I bribe her, and he says I'm doing it on purpose. I'm NOT. I have not told her anything that is going on, because a)she's a baby and b)I don't play mind games with kids, unlike him.
When he does get to talk to her on the phone, he tells her to stop calling my husband Daddy and stuff like that. She still does, though. She has called him daddy since she started talking - my husband has been in the picture since she was born.
I am attaching the paperwork I received in the mail (I have removed all identifying personal info). It is missing one of the pages, and there are mistakes on the first page, and there are blatant lies in there as well. This whole thing is a bunch of crap.
Because I am four hours from the county where this is taking place, I am attempting to retain a lawyer over the phone. However it's the weekend, so I don't expect to get any calls back until Monday.
If you need more background, here is a thread explaining previous dealings in this matter: