Can I get full custody of my baby if the father does not visit? 12 Answers as of June 23, 2013Am I able to get full custody of my baby since the father is my ex boyfriend and we don't live together and how would visitation rights for him work when he hasn't seen the baby in months? He only gives me money once a month instead of weekly. Also, if I get full custody that means my child wouldn't stay at the father's place.
Reza Athari & Associates, PLLC | Riana Durrett
Under Nevada Revised Statute 126.031, "The parent and child relationship extends equally to every child and to every parent, regardless of the marital status of the parents." Each parent has a right to raise their child regardless of marital status, unless there is a court order stating otherwise. There are various ways to prevent the other parent from having visitation rights or reduced visitation, which include termination of parent rights, obtaining sole custody, etc. These would require a court order. An attorney can assist in navigating the family court system and determining which facts and evidence are the relevant ones that should be addressed with the court.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Law Office of Cassandra Savoy | Cassandra Savoy
For so long as your ex paramour remains your child's father, he will have the right to visit with the child whether or not he has seen the child recently. Giving you money monthly is what most people do. The amount is calculated by the week, but need not be paid by the week. Public policy in NJ encourages the child to bond with and to love both parents irrespective of who has residential custody.
Answer Applies to: New Jersey
Beaulier Law Office | Maury Beaulier
Custody and parenting time decisions are made based on what a court believes to be in the child's best interests. Primary custody may be shared or awarded to on primary caregiver subject to a parenting schedule with the non-custodial parent. Parenting schedules often include overnight visits, alternated holidays and vacation weeks.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
John E. Kirchner, Attorney at Law | John Kirchner
If there is no court order declaring your ex-boyfreind to be the father and giving him specific parental rights, you already have "full custody" and he has no specific rights or obligations. Until there is a court order establishing parental responsibilities you do not have to allow anything and the father does not have to give you any money. You need to consult an attorney about how to handle your situation properly and in a way that will clearly identify each parents rights and duties.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Ashman Law Office | Glen Edward Ashman
You asked this on a Georgia site, so here is a Georgia answer. It will not be accurate in some other states. Unless he has legitimated the child, you already have sole custody and he has no visitation rights at all. There is nothing to file.
Answer Applies to: Georgia