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Yes, but each case is different. For instance: If the father of the child was into drugs, gangs, just plain lazy and has no interest in the child, then the mother can get s…ole custody. This of course will have to be put before the courts to make it legal. If the judge is convinced the father is not capable or is unwilling to look after the child and help the mother out, then the father of the child will have to pay support and if he refuses can go to jail. If a judge finds both parents unfit the child can become a ward of the court. Good luck Marcy It's true that each case is unique. However, unfortunately for most children, 80% of the time the mother is awarded sole physical custody, regardless of how great of a dad the father might be. Assuming your child's father is a decent guy, try to put your own feelings aside and consider the following facts. Do what is best for your child. Children from fatherless homes account for: 63% of youth suicides, 71% of pregnant teenagers, 90% of all homeless and runaway children, 70% of juveniles in state operated institutions, 85% of all children that exhibit behavioral disorders, 80% of rapists motivated with displaced anger, 71% of all high school dropouts, 75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers, and 85% of all youths sitting in prisons (http://www.childrensjustice.org/stats.htm). I am a single mom myself, Heather
Answer If you have sole custody then there is a reason the courts granted you this. This means your daughter's father does not ever have to see him again and there is n…ot much he can do about it. If she still wants to see her father then let it be as long as he treats her right, isn't an alcoholic or into drugs. She has a right to see her father when she wishes. If she has decided for reasons of her own not to see him then legally she doesn't have to, because you have sole custody. When children don't want to see a parent(s) there is usually good reason. Sit down with your daughter and ask how she feels about seeing her father and if she doesn't want to see him why. Answer If the father has court order visitation, then she has to go, and if she doesn't then you can be held in contempt of court. If there is a *legitimate* reason why she doesn't want to go (ie: he verbally abuses her, does drugs, etc) then you need to go back to court and get the order changed. Answer The real question is WHY would she not want to see her father. Children usually feel torn between to home it there is no comunication or the parents don't act like parents. So she might feel the pressure to stay with on more than the other in order to spare feelings. The best thing to do is to get help not legal.....medical..go to conseling first. Answer If there is a court order of visitation the custodial parent cannot arbitrarily deny visitation to the other parent. Not obeying any court order is a contempt of court violation and can result in serious consequences. If the parents decided upon "reasonable" visitation rather than it being ordered by the court; the custodial parent may temporarily halt visitation and request a modification of the order. At the hearing the parent who filed the petition must be able to show "just cause" as to why such action was taken. Answer This is the answer to the persons question two up. Maybe the child hates that parent for reasons of their own. And they dont love that person anymore. I am 16 and am going through this right now. i would know.
No. If the other parent has not had his/her parental rights taken away by the court, he/she is still responsible for providing financial support for the child(ren).
Your daughter has an 8 year old who has never seen his father she wants to get sole custody of the child can she use abandonment to get full custody?
Waste of money and time. Single mothers automatically have sole control and custody in 49 states until a court rules otherwise. Single fathers are relegated to a glass encas…ed subbasement, looking up at the mothers two floors above, and through 12 inch tempered glass.
If you have sole physical custody of your son and you have joint legal custody with no visitation set do you have to let the father see your son?
You can have one or the other, but not both. As for punishing the child by denying access to the child, that's up to you. see link
Why would you do that to your child? Try bird nest. see link below
Unless the father has his parental rights terminated, of course he needs to support his child -
The answer depends on the details which haven't been included here. This is a complicated situation and you haven't explained whether the mother is incarcerated. I…f so the father may have to provide a safe temporary home for the child while he files a petition for an emergency temporary custody order until the full hearing can be scheduled. If the father is available, in the child's life and has not been deemed an unfit parent then he can petition for a modification of the custody order and request permanent custody. If anyone wants to object they can express their objections to the court and file their own petition for guardianship. The court will hear testimony and review evidence and render a decision. If no one comes forward the child will likely be placed in foster care.
Depends on circumstances. A single mother has a presumption of sole custody at the time of the birth of the child. Where married parents are separated, there is a presumption …of joint physical custody whether or not support is ordered.
Can a parent who has sole custody and father has legal custody take child out of country without consent of parent with legal custody?
You need a letter from the other parent giving permission. Otherwise you risk having difficulty either leaving or returning.
No. The mother does not have sole custody if nothing is filed in court! Please be careful thinking of that. Whether on the birth certificate or not, custody has been establish…ed through the court. Both parents have equal rights. Ex: If you are the mom, and the dad takes your child for the weekend and decides not to give them back, you can not file a lawsuit for that. There is nothing you or the cops can do. It's a civil matter. They will look at you, and say, "Take him to court." If he takes off with the child/children, and you can't find them, then you can't file for court to get costody back. Again, too bad. It's not an amber alert, it's not a missing child, nothing. My suggestion to you is call and do a free consultation with a lawyer. If you have any questions, ask the lawyers. Or, the court houses have free legal clinics through legal aid and you don't have to qualify. You go and wait in line and lawyers answer any and all questions you have for free. No income verification required. Suggestion: Write down all of your questions before you go and be prepared to write fast, they give you a lot of info. Good luck to you.
No. Courts routinely award child support in cases where the parents have joint custody.
Yes, but the father must be notified of the proceeding.
If you owe any back child support, that will still be due.