I have a friend that is due to be deployed with the military in about five months (he has not been active service heretofore, but reserves, I believe). His ex-fiance and her family are making it very difficult for him to spend any time with his son. Knowing he is about to be gone for a year is making that extra painful for him.
There is currently no legal custody agreement. He cannot afford a lawyer (in fact, he is in debt still from previously having hired one to help with child support issues). Is there ANYTHING he can do without expensive proceedings to guarantee time with his child? He is currently living in Ford County, Illinois. The child and family are in Champaign County, Illinois.