I have full custody of my 6 year old daughter. If I make a living will specifying who I want to raise her in the event of my death, will that be enough? I do not want it to be her father! (At this point I want it to be my parents in another state- we lived w/ them for her 1st 2 yrs)
-Dad signed away rights in ’02 (at 3 mos old).
-He has legal issues w/ 3+ DUIs
-He has seen her only 1x in the past 1.5yrs. I had allowed it at first (supervised) – not now because he lied to her & would diappear for months at a time. He has broken her heart.
-He pays child support through the Dept of Rev (taken directly from his employer).
-We lived as a family for a ttl of 3 months in ’04 (tried to reconcile & found out he is an alcoholic).
I want to make sure that my daughter will be raised in the same loving/nuturing environment that I feel I provide for her. She deserves nothing less. Since he gave away his right already, does that negate his option to try to ‘get’ her if I pass? Could he fight my parents for her and have a leg to stand on?