Could I get child custody with a past felony conviction? 7 Answers as of June 03, 2015

Could I get child custody with a past felony conviction?

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Grace Law Offices of John F Geraghty Jr.
Grace Law Offices of John F Geraghty Jr. | John F. Geraghty, Jr.
Depends whether it was a violent crime or involved children.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 6/3/2015
Law Office of Barton R. Resnicoff | Barton R. Resnicoff
What was the conviction for? That will make a real difference. The key is the best interest of the child or children. If the felony conviction impacts upon that issue, you may have a problem. If not, it shouldn't make a difference. If the conviction concerns domestic violence, you have a real problem, In other words, it is not a simple answer, especially without all the relevant facts.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 6/3/2015
John Russo | John Russo
Depends on what the conviction was for.
Answer Applies to: Rhode Island
Replied: 6/2/2015
Richard B. Jacobson & Associates, LLC | Richard B. Jacobson
It is not impossible to gain custody and placement (remember these are different things) with a felony conviction, but it can be used against you in case of a dispute. It also depends on the felony: a conviction for incest would be impossible to overcome; a conviction for securities fraud would not be all that hard. The Court is supposed to consider the best interest of the child in all cases. Retain an experienced divorce lawyer: it's almost always worth it. Good Luck.
Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
Replied: 6/2/2015
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
Yes, depending on the details.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 6/1/2015
    Law Office of Martin A. Kahan | Martin A. Kahan
    That depends on what the conviction was for.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/1/2015
    Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock
    Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock | Arlene D. Kock
    The question that must be answered here's what kind of felony you're referencing. If you are not a danger to the child's health and safety, then there is no reason you would not be eligible for parenting time and/or custody.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/1/2015
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