if we break up, what rights does my childrens father posses?

Drema - posted on 04/03/2015 ( 15 moms have responded )

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Im facing a breakup and im wondering what priceledges does my ex posses as far as the children are a concern.

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Raye - posted on 04/06/2015

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Drema,
Go to court. Have custody, visitation, and Child support worked out. Don't try to keep the father from forming a relationship with his kid(s). He does have rights as the father.

Sharon - posted on 04/05/2015

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Well Thank You n I Really Didnt Mean 4 U 2 take it that way i was simply saying I was SORRY no offense but thats how i APOLOGIES 😃

Jodi - posted on 04/05/2015

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Of course I accept your apologies, but I'm just letting you know that uppercase is seen as shouting, and I won't be the only one who sees it that way.

Sharon - posted on 04/05/2015

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I WAS USING THEM SO U WILL ACCEPT MY APOLOGIES NOTHING MORE N NOTHING LESS NOW AGAIN I'M SORRY 4 NOT PAYING ATTENTION N WRITING ON UR POST HAPPI EASTER N I PRAY THE REST OF UR DAI IS GOOD

Jodi - posted on 04/05/2015

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Then maybe don't use the uppercase letters - that is considered shouting, which is why I thought you were upset :)

Sharon - posted on 04/05/2015

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Lady i WASN'T been nothing of the sort i was SIMPLY tring to APOLOGIZE 2 U DATS ALL

Jodi - posted on 04/05/2015

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No need to be snarky. I was simply giving you advice. I wasn't nasty about it.

Jodi - posted on 04/05/2015

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Sharon, if you want advice on your issue, you have to start your own thread, not post it on someone else's.

Ev - posted on 04/04/2015

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Agreed with the others on this. What you seem to be hoping to hear is that he has no rights to his kids at all and that you have control over them no matter if you are married or not to him. They are not property and are not things you own. Children are humans with emotions and have rights to have relationships with each parent. It is not up to you if he can see them or not. In fact, if things are just right he could come and get them and not give them back to you so you would have to go to court to get custody set.

Dove - posted on 04/04/2015

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If he is their father he has the same rights as their mother (you). It took both of you to make those kids and THEY have a right to as equal a relationship as possible w/ both parents.

Jodi - posted on 04/04/2015

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They aren't privileges, they are rights. And he has the same rights you do.

Michelle - posted on 04/04/2015

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Exactly the same rights as you.
You will need to go to court to sort out custody/visitation and child support.

Tiana C - posted on 04/03/2015

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Without more information, its hard to give advice so I will tell you a couple different things. First and foremost, research your local laws because every place is different. Secondly, if you are married, you will have to go through family court to decide things like custody, visitation and child support. If you are not married.... I'm not really sure. Obviously, if he isn't on the birth certificate he is under no legal obligation to your children unless you go through the courts to prove paternity and then once paternity is established, again you will probably have to go through Family Court.

So basically, research your local laws, see if you can find a family lawyer who will do a free consultation and then use whatever local resources you have to find a lawyer who can help you without breaking the bank.

I hope I was even a little helpful.

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