Need advice! My ex gave his custody to his parents and now they want 50/50

Tracy - posted on 04/27/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )




My son is almost 9 years old his father and I split almost immediately after he was born. We fought over custody until I finally gave in and gave him 50/50. With in a couple years he went back to his home country Russian for over a year and got married.. he hid the fact that he had left the country for as long as he could until he had no more excuses on where he was. His wife was mean to my son and eventually I would no longer let my son around his wife which he never argued since then any time he sees my son is under his parents supervision. I have never denied my son the right to see his father but have taken steps I felt necessary to protect him. Unfortunately my ex has recently been diagnosed with cancer and may pass. I have not seen or spoken directly too him since his diagnoses which dose make me question the extent of how true this is. He has now given his 50% custody to his parents mind you he has not taken advantage of that custody in years. I have always let my son spend every other weekend with his grandparents because I realize that without his dad spending time with him that would be their only chance. I've never intended on not letting them have him every other weekend but do not believe they should have custody. I need advice please help.


Jodi - posted on 04/28/2014




I'm confused. You have 50/50 custody and his father travels from Russia to see him for his 50%?

He cannot pass his 50% custody on to anyone. That isn't legal. A custody order can't be passed over to someone else, that's just not how the law works.

I am not sure where you live, but are there grandparents rights? They would have to fight for the right to the 50% if they wanted it. Otherwise, it is entirely up to you.

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