My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Tennessee
I moved to WI 02/09. Was informed yesterday that I am being summoned to court in TN to establish paternity for a baby I didnt know I had. The mother made no attempt to inform me that she was pregnant or had a child, I have the same email address, I forwarded my mail the day I moved, I am listed in the phone book since 02/09.
I have no problem paying the support, but I actually want to be part of this childs life. I am not moving back to TN. What chances do I have, now that I live 750 miles away? Will that decision be soley up to the judge? I am seeking a lawyer, would it be best to get a lawyer in the county the baby resides or here where I live?
Thank you for your help-