Am I in the right am I playing the right cards?

Submitted by jbpitt8109 on Sat, 01/26/2013 - 14:01


     I left my girlfriend of 2 1/2 years 3 weeks ago. I have yet to file for custody. I have been giving some child support ( not court ordered ) I have kept the recpicts. My ex holds my daughter (17 months back from me. My ex has been to rehab ( percocet, subonxe and adderall ) and checked out early ( 4 days ). I left due to her use of these drugs which doesnt have an Rx for. She has been using for years. I do have documentation of her checking into rehab. I do have text she sent to buy drugs. I do text she sent me addmitting to having a pyshical depencacy on these drugs. Now my ex is stubborn and vile as can be. I am on disabality for a complec heart defect and have ssdi but I want primary custody of my daughter. Has anyone come across a sitiuation like mine? I am going to file Monday for custoudy as well child support so I can at least its on the books when we go to mediation that I have been paying. I am in Allegheny county.

Thanks James.


Sat, 01/26/2013 - 18:35

Yes, you're doing the right thing by taking charge and care of both your child and her mother.  People loose their way in life sometimes and it's up to the others around them to help.  So certainly take charge to help both.

It's best to get help from others right away.  Don't delay come see us at any of our meetings.  We have two a week in PA and NJ, see the Meeting link at the top of this page ...

Or call us so we can go over the details.

Do this correctly from the beginning.