Fathers rights!!!

Lindsey - posted on 05/17/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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HI, My daughter is 2 and a half years old. Her father never provided or paid any child maintenance for her, a year ago he was sentenced to 6 years in jail for a stabbing which was also shown in the local newspaper. He was also found with hard drugs in his system. His new partner has also been named and shamed in a newspaper for a drunken fight she had (must be the fashion). His release is in 2015, however, I am looking to seek advice and set someting in place beforehand. As i said before he has been inside for a year now, and in that year she has not seen him as i refuse to take my child to a jail... this is not her punishment. I am scared that when he is released he will want full access to my daughter which I am uneasy about and will also play with her mind letting her down as and when he pleases. As much as people are telling me to go through a contact centre, I also feel by then my daughter will be 4+ and once again being punished and made to go through this although none of it her fault. His name is on the certificate however they do not share the same surname...HELP!!

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Kara - posted on 05/17/2012

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The best thing you can do is contact a lawyer about your concerns for your daughter. There are free legal aid lawyers who will help you with this. Good luck to the both of you.

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