Our expert says:
Do what you can by phone, maybe a University Law Clinic, or via the law society which I think can arrange an initial free consultation. Can't even someone at the Family Court respond at least initially by phone ?
And meToo, while you may not be able to post a clickable web address, you can include as plain text a website's url, so far as I know.
Courts asked to decide on such matters have to base their decision on the best interests of the child, which can surely never include awarding custody to a drug addict father who took no interest in the child (and an addict is unlikely to be keen on getting custody, as he wants to keep his cash for the drugs ). Some magistrates are far from the brightest bulb in the chandelier, but surely none would be daft enough to award custody to someone such as you describe. And you can draw up a will expressing at least your wish for your parents to take over custody, and your reasons for wanting that ; and your parents can be primed and ready to oppose custody should the father seek to claim it.
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