i need advise on parents rights in California (USA)

Lori - posted on 03/05/2014 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Please I need some help also, ok here's what's going on, when my daughter was 4 years old I had been moving so I didn't see her for 1 month, when I called to see her, her father told me I could not see/take her. (Ok at this time I was using drugs) so I of course got scared when he said this that if I tried to fight with him about i t I would go to jail,(yes I know I was wrong for everything I did) but because I was on drugs I thought she would be better off with her dad, so now is 10 years later and I just started talking with my daughter again so I found out he is doing some pretty bad things Now(drug, getting arrested for drinking and driving and more) ok so my question is, do I still have parents rights to my daughter after not seeing/talking to her for 10 years? If anyone knows this question please write me back please(and yes I am clean now and have been for almost 4 years now) please I very worried about where he's been leaving my daughter, I'm very scared for her well-being so if you know this answer please let me know as soon as possible, oh and this would be California USA laws. Thank you, please help.

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 03/10/2014

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Which is why you need to contact a licensed attorney, Lori. No one can tell you what might happen. We can give you rumours, based on past experience, but that's about it.

It is good that you've gotten on track. GOOD JOB with that, I know that it is difficult. But, you will have to understand that your past will play a part in any legal decision. The only time that his behaviour can be considered is if there is incontrovertible proof of his actions. Pictures/ statements confirming drug use, DUI convictions, etc. Stories and hearsay will not be admissible.

Lori - posted on 03/08/2014

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i know im going to get a lawyer, but i wanted to know if anyone has been through something like this, because i would like to have an idea of what might happen....

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 03/06/2014

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Contact a lawyer. No one here can offer legal advice, nor should you act on any, other than contacting a lawyer in your area.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/06/2014

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No one in here can really help you accept for giving you advice, and the only advice will be for you to contact a lawyer.

Good for you for finally getting clean. Now seek legal aid.

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