Can a mother keep their child away from the father only because she cannot get along with the father? 13 Answers as of April 05, 2013

The mother is immature. The child has never been put in a harmful situation by the father.

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Fox Law Firm LLC
Fox Law Firm LLC | Tina Fox
The father has every right to the child as the mother has unless the court deems him unfit. The fact that the two parents cannot get along, has nothing to do with the relationship between father and child.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 4/5/2013
Rebecca Rainwater
Rebecca Rainwater | Rebecca Rainwater
Until there Re custody and visitation orders in place she can. Once orders are in place she must follow the orders.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/2/2013
Grace Law Offices of John F Geraghty Jr.
Grace Law Offices of John F Geraghty Jr. | John F. Geraghty, Jr.
there needs to be a court order as only a Judge can make this decision.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 4/2/2013
Carey and Leisure | John Smitten
No. You have to petition the court to enforce your rights.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 4/2/2013
David M. Axinn, Attorney at Law
David M. Axinn, Attorney at Law | David Axinn
The father can petition the court for visitation, or shared custody rights. The issue isn't how the parents are getting along, but what is best for the child.
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
Replied: 4/2/2013
    Law Office of James L. Miller
    Law Office of James L. Miller | James Miller
    Simple answer without knowing all the facts is no. The courts want to see the child have significant contact with both parents. If the parents cannot get along the court could order exchanges at an agency. There are exceptions to this which are based on facts but keeping a child away from the father just because the parents do not get along is not permitted.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 4/1/2013
    WARM SPRINGS LAW GROUP | Elliott D. Yug
    No. The father needs to go to court to get custody and visitation established.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 4/1/2013
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    Generally not, parenting time will be eventually determined by a court and can be enforced if the mother is not cooperative.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 4/1/2013
    LAW OFFICE OF ANNE B. HOWARD | Anne B. Howard
    Father should file paternity action and for child custody hearing to get an enforceable custody order otherwise mother can keep playing games.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 4/1/2013
    Peters Law, PLLC
    Peters Law, PLLC | Mark T. Peters, Sr.
    No, but he needs to go to court and get a custody order in place so that he can enforce his right to see his child.
    Answer Applies to: Idaho
    Replied: 4/1/2013
    Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock
    Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock | Arlene D. Kock
    Father should file and serve a paternity petition with a motion to establish custody and visitation so he and the child can have a secure parenting relationship.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 4/1/2013
    John Russo | John Russo
    No, but the father has to do this the correct way through the courts, file a petition to establish custody, placement, and visitation, he will get what he desires unless he has real issues, i.e. drug history etc. If he does not do it this way she will continue to control the situation, and then one day she will claim he threatened her and she will obtain a protective order, happens all the time do it the right way.
    Answer Applies to: Rhode Island
    Replied: 4/1/2013
    The Davies Law Firm, P.A.
    The Davies Law Firm, P.A. | Robert F. Davies, Esq.
    No.
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey
    Replied: 4/1/2013
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