She can always call her county courthouse and the clerk can give her all the information. Many counties have fee waivers and/or deferrals for low income. Her local child support office is also a good information source - even if she doesn't have an open case.
Sorry, I'm asking ?s for her as she doesn't have an acct. She can't afford a lawyer and there is no legal aid in this area, so she was worried about filing court papers and cost.
Yes she would have to file papers in court. No she would not necessarily need an attorney but its best to have one to make sure the child is protected.
So she would have to file some sort of custody papers in court? Does she need a lawyer?
You go to court you will most likely retain custody and he will recieve visitation rights unles you do drugs are a danger to yourself or others etc.