child custody

Taz - posted on 09/05/2013 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My son is 12 his dad has never spent time with him and now wants partial custody. We were never married and we live in different states,hes now threatening me saying hes taking me to court. If he files a court order how will I know? Can he get partial custody? should I be worried?

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 09/05/2013

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Depends on circumstances. Have you made efforts to have them see each other? If not, a judge may decide that you're an obstacle to their relationship and grant more visitation or change custody to 50/50.

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Taz - posted on 09/06/2013

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Thank you I spoke with an attorney he said I dont have much to worry about ,if he decides to take me to court.

Kim - posted on 09/06/2013

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In that case, in older kids the court often will take the child's opinion into account. With his life being good and stable, and the past being as it is, I imagine you have little to worry about.

Taz - posted on 09/06/2013

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thank you I've tried to have him in his life ,I even tried living in the same state for a year. When he was married he let his wife control everything and the drama was too much and his gma is on crack now. now he wants to be in my sons life because it is convenient for him now and he is having health problems. Also I am married and my husband has been a great father and bestfriend to my son. My son says he doesnt want to go or see him,he is upset by the messages he sent me and all the names he called me

Kim - posted on 09/05/2013

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It might be good for him to get to know his father, and be able to learn about the other half of his heritage, have a man in his life he can relate to. It could be a break for you too. What does your son think? Why not try visits first, and see how it progresses.

Jodi - posted on 09/05/2013

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It depends on the circumstances of why his dad has never spent time with him. Is there a reason why, now that his dad does want to get to know him, you can't negotiate an arrangement to allow that to happen?

Sahra - posted on 09/05/2013

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Um 12 years no court will consider far as he will get is visit probably every weekend on his convince

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