Re: New here, Dead fiancees parents are trying to take my son
Congrats on getting off of drugs. I hope you never ever revisit that past.
Sorry for your lost... and your son's loss of his mother.
My advice is from my state with what I know.
1 - they have NO rights to your son. Unless YOU are a danger to your son.
2 - Don't let them get you down. They have nothing. They farked themselves.
3 - Your lawyer can EASILY write up an agreement (maybe an affidavit is enough) that states that when or IF you are incapacitated, injured or dead, that YOUR parents and/or sister have FIRST rights to your son.
4 - In many states, for them to have "rights" to your son, they would have to be taking care of him *IN THIER HOME* for 6 months straight. Let's say if you lived on the streets on drugs, then they would have legal grounds to request custodial rights. But as long as YOU live and you are sane, **YOU* are the father. You can take your son and leave the state and nothing they can do about it. At best, they can request the court to give them supervised visitations. What they did, was severely hurt themselves... how stupid of them.
5 - Will PT get you back on your feet? How long before you get there? I've been there, but it only took a few months. I couldn't take care of my son, drive, etc for a while.
Really, take it easy. There is not much they can do. If they go to a lawyer and try to... they may take their money, but a good one will still tell them "you have less than a 1% chance of winning". It would take a day to write up an agreement, that gives your parent the rights to your son if needed in the future.
Supporting those who want to divorce or reconcile. Not every relationship is the same.