John E. Kirchner, Attorney at Law | John Kirchner
If they have never been married, he needs to file a paternity case to be determined the legal father and to obtain a court ordered Parenting Plan that establishes what responsibilities and obligations he has for the child. Until that happens, he basically has no rights. Unless he is also found to be a threat to the children, the protection order can be sufficiently modified to afford him access to the children without contact with the mother.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Howard W. Collins, Attorney at Law | Howard W. Collins
I don't know what you mean by a protective order. In order to help your friend, the best thing to do would be to call me. I have done custody and divorce work for nearly 30 years, so instead of trying to explain everything in an email, a phone call would be much faster.
Answer Applies to: Oregon
Glenn E. Tanner | Glenn E. Tanner
Petition to establish a parenting plan. If they were married, he files for divorce and moves for a temporary parenting plan. If they were not married, he files a parentage action and moves to establish a temporary parenting plan.The plan might build up his contact with the children over time. The plan will say the visitation will occur despite the restraining order she obtained. He can improve as a parent. Take classes. Read books. Learn child development and psychology. He can improve as a person. Get counseling and most important improve his relationship with the children, which the first two items (improving his knowledge of kids and his own well being) will significantly help. Good luck.
Answer Applies to: Washington
The Davies Law Firm, P.A. | Robert F. Davies, Esq.
Your friend needs to talk to a divorce lawyer (this is divorce type law), and get some advice. This is important, how those kids are going to be raised. Have him call me. Give me a call, make an appointment to come see me, and let's get moving on this for him. No charge for the first office visit. I know people worry about how expensive a lawyer is, so I am careful to be as inexpensive as I can for my clients. Before he spends a dime, he will know how much this is likely to be.
Answer Applies to: New Jersey
Law Office of Robert L. Fiedler | Robert L Fiedler
You haven't provided nearly enough information to answer your question. There are, depending on your friend's circumstances many things he can do. A "protection order" does not preclude the ability to have access or custody.
Answer Applies to: Connecticut
Berner Law Group, PLLC | Jack Berner
If your friend resides in Western Washington, he should free to call me to schedule a free initial consultation-either in person or by phone-about his situation. He will need to initiate the right civil action immediately to protect his rights. Also, if the protection order is only temporary at this point, he should try to fight it off through an aggressive attorney if there's still time. We can help with that too.
Answer Applies to: Washington