visitation questions

Ashley - posted on 05/11/2015 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I live in Oklahoma, my daughter is almost 2 and her dad has been absent her entire life, we have established paternity and now he wants visitation.. Does he have to take me to court or do I have to agree to some type of visitation

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Dove - posted on 05/12/2015

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You can work something up between the two of you and have it signed off on in court... if the two of you can agree. There is nothing wrong w/ working it out together, but you NEED an official court document so that neither of you can back out of the deal. It really protects all 3 of you.

Raye - posted on 05/12/2015

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I would suggest taking it to court anyway. You may come to an agreement that works fine for now, but too many times one parent or the other tries to take too many liberties and doesn't abide by the agreement. If there's no court order, then it's a pissing match of he said, she said. The police can't get involved with a personal agreement, so if the dad keeps the daughter and doesn't give her back, there's not much they can do. You would have to go to court to *try* to get her back and that would be a tougher battle. By all means, come to an agreement, but have that agreement finalized as a court order.

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Ev - posted on 05/11/2015

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It can go either way really. WHat would be best is if you agreed to something for visitation. If you can not come to some sort of agreement then it may need to go to court.

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