Can I gain full custody if my ex has a convicted felon around? 11 Answers as of November 05, 2013

My ex is dating a guy convicted of assault of a family member 2 times, drug charges multiple times and other convictions. I just did a background search. His convictions date back to 1994-2012, ten charges total. Can I win custody?

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Law Offices of Helene Ellenbogen, P.S.H | Helene Ellenbogen
Custody is not the issue. The issue is the amount of residential time. Depending on a list of criteria the court must consider, one of you will get the majority of time unless you both agree to a 50/50 plan. If this con is living with her, that is one consideration. If she's just dating him, you can ask the court to order her not to have him around the children.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 11/5/2013
Warner Center Law Offices of Donald F. Conviser
Warner Center Law Offices of Donald F. Conviser | Donald F. Conviser
Those facts may help you win custody, but more than that is needed to persuade a Court to award custody to you. You would best retain an experienced Family Law Attorney to advise and represent you.
Answer Applies to: California
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Provda Law Firm
Provda Law Firm | Bruce Provda
That might be one element in your favor. The result of a hearing can never be predicted.
Answer Applies to: New York
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Pingelton Law Firm | Dan Pingelton
Of course you can. Hire an attorney.
Answer Applies to: Missouri
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Oscar E. Toscano | Oscar E. Toscano
Is your ex living with you? If so, you have a good shot. The court has to look out for the best interest of the child.
Answer Applies to: California
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    John Russo | John Russo
    You won't know unless you try.
    Answer Applies to: Rhode Island
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    Peters Law, PLLC
    Peters Law, PLLC | Mark T. Peters, Sr.
    Maybe. You will have to prove he is a danger to the children. Of course, you will have to be relatively clean in relation to him. Talk with a local attorney about the details.
    Answer Applies to: Idaho
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    The Davies Law Firm, P.A.
    The Davies Law Firm, P.A. | Robert F. Davies, Esq.
    Sounds like this guy is bad news. You really need to talk to a good divorce lawyer and get some assistance. You will want to show the Judge that it is not good for the children to be around this guy. Before you do anything, talk to a divorce lawyer. And do that soon. If you are in New Jersey, call me and I will assist. No charge for the first office visit.
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey
    Replied: 11/5/2013
    Law Office of Cassandra Savoy
    Law Office of Cassandra Savoy | Cassandra Savoy
    The issue in custody is what is the in the best interest of the children. The paramour's background sounds dangerous, but the question is what is his involvement with the children.
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey
    Replied: 11/5/2013
    Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock
    Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock | Arlene D. Kock
    Depending on the nature of the charges, you may succeed.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 11/5/2013
    Charles Regan Shaw, PLC
    Charles Regan Shaw, PLC | Charles R Shaw
    Simply put, you will want to hire an attorney to review this. Your current parenting/custody status, your custodial environment, in comparison to your ex. Is this felon spending the night, or visiting?..these are factors that the court will want to look at.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 11/5/2013
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