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I wasnt married to my sons mother and after he was born the

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I wasn't married to my sons mother and after he was born the intimacy went from the relationship, we stayed close friends for the next 5 1/2 years to which i paid for my sons clothes pushchairs car seats toys, 32" new tv, xbox 360, ps2, laptop, tablet, assorted collectibles and toys, good quality clothes from branded shops, had him at weekends, fed him, took him on day trips, had lots of quality one to one time together at home, spent over a grand redigning and decorating his his bed room at my house, new double bed the list is endless. I bought him clothes for his mums home, i bought bought clothes, shoes etc for his mum, i bought all the new decorating materials for his bedroom at his mums. i pick him up every single day from school, feed him have an hour then drop him off at his mums house, where his mum ushers him upstairs to his bedroom so she can spend time with her bottle of wine and her new boyfriends! Now she is being awkward and never being around for me to see my son. I was there at the signing of the birth certificate in 2008, have i got parental responsibility and a chance of custody?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your question.
My name is ***** *****
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
Are you named as the father on the Birth Certificate?
How old is the child and when did you last see him?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

yes i'm named on the birth certificate, he's 5yr old, i see him every day when i pick him up from school as normal. i last saw him today when i took him to the dentist as he had severe swelling on his face and his mum said he'd have to wait till she finished what she was doing but i took him straight away and got meds for him, sher just doesn't seem to care about him anymore, it's all about her and her boyfriend and her boyfriends happiness!

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
The you already have parental Responsibility for the child and the right to be consulted on all major issues such as education and medical issues
If you are still having regular contact with your son what is it that you wish to know?