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It's highly unlikely that custodial rights would even be considered. However, courts seldom refuse visitation rights unless there is evidence of abuse or neglect on the part of the requesting parent. If there is not a court order terminating parental rights due to abandonment or another such issue, the parent will likely be granted visitation. It is quite possible, the court would order supervised visitation for a specified length of time. A lot depends on the reason for non-contact with the child. Courts tend to leave things as they are and not make drastic changes in children's lives unless it is what they want and better for them in the long run. yes, you can get visitation and/or custody but again, it depends on what kept you away (drugs, jail, etc.).

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Q: Can a parent who hasn't been in contact with a child in 10 years get custody or visitation?
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If you pay child support can you see your child?

Child support and custody/visitation are separate issues. You should contact your local courts to file for visitation/custody if the custodial parent is denying visitation.


Whats the difference between full custody and sole custody?

Full custody means that one parent (the one that the child lives with) has the child 24/7 and the other parent has visitation with the child/children, sole custody is when one parent has the child 24/7 and the other parent is not allowed visitation.


What happens when you are paying child support but being denied visitation and your child resides in a different state?

The non-custodial parent should file for visitation rights for the child in the county where custody was given. If the parent who has custody of the child is preventing the non-custodial parent the right of visitation they can be found in contempt of court if visitation has already been established. If the custodial parent has too many repeated contempts filed against them, custody can be switched to the other parent.


If a parent has visitation rights but the child is in a special needs facility can that parent get custody of that child?

Possiblysee link


If one parent has primary custody and the other parent has visitation which one is the custodial parent?

The custodial parent is the parent in which the child resides with. My son lives with me and I am the custodial parent, his dad has visitation rights and pays child support.


How can a parent non-costodial parent contact a minor in the custody of the custodial parent when the minor child wants to change his choice of residency?

You don't have the right to contact your child? If you don't, you can file a motion for an order of visitation in the court with jurisdiction (where the child legally resides).


Can a parent with visitation rights and shared legal custody take child out of state?

I am pretty sure they can if they have the permission and have custody over some of the child that is shared with the other parent.


Can a parent receive visitation for a child that they lost parental rights to?

Only if the sole custody parent is willing.


Can my ex-husband take me to court if our child does not have his last name?

He can request custody or a visitation order if he is the father of the child. At the same time you should petition to remain the custodial parent and request a child support order.He can request custody or a visitation order if he is the father of the child. At the same time you should petition to remain the custodial parent and request a child support order.He can request custody or a visitation order if he is the father of the child. At the same time you should petition to remain the custodial parent and request a child support order.He can request custody or a visitation order if he is the father of the child. At the same time you should petition to remain the custodial parent and request a child support order.


Can a child see there biological parent if they don't have custody?

Only if the custodial parent agrees to it or if there is a court order for visitation.


Does a child have to see the other parent if there is no court order in the state Michigan?

No. The parent who does not have custody have to apply for visitation in court.


Can a custodial parent in a joint legal custody arrangement gain primary physical custody of the child if the noncustodial parent violates visitation agreement by taking the child over several days?

No


Can an abusive father get custody or visitation of the child?

He will not get custody, but he can get supervised visitation.


Can a father get child support when he does not have custody and not returning his child after visitation?

No. Only the custodial parent get child support and not returning the child is kidnapping.


Is it possible in the state of Louisiana without a lawyer for a parent to file a motion for temporary custody while the other parent is in possession of the child and refusing visitation?

In the state of Louisiana, it is possible for a parent, withut a lawyer, to file a motion for temporary custody while the other parent is in possession of the child and refusing visitation.


When a parent has no legal or physical custody does he have to Pay child support?

Yes, but he can petition the courts for visitation.


How do you answer child custody visitation discovery questions?

Honestly and with consideration of the relationship of the child with the separated parent. See related links


What is supervised visitation in Louisiana and how does it work?

In the state of Louisiana supervised visitation is when the parent does not have custody of a child can visit them with court supervision. It works with the parent having the opportunity to visit but having someone from the Department of Child Services with them.


Does a parent paying child support have automatic rights to the child?

In general, no. Child Support and Custody/Visitation are separate issues and addressed in separate court orders. A parent who is under a child support order must petition the court for a visitation schedule. For more accurate information please specify your jurisdiction.


Can a parent take a child from the legal guardian and get temp custody after no contact with child in 10 years in the state of kansas?

After such long time it would be if the legal guardian is unfit. They would have to see to the child's point of view who has not seen her parent in 10 years and do not know him. Most likely would the parent get visitation and eventually shared custody. Eventually he has the chance for sole custody.


At what age can a child refuse visitation in a custody agreement in California?

See Link Below'Child Refusing To Visit Other Parent?'


Can a noncustodial parent take a child for a visit and not return them if there is no visitation order and the parents have never been married?

This is called parental kidnapping; unfortunately without a custody order the parent who had custody has nothing to back this claim. First you need to get a custody order, then you need to have the custody order served. If the child is in eminent danger you can have an emergency hearing, otherwise it will take some time to have the situation rectified. Try your best to keep in contact with the child and parent.


If a child has an established visitation routine and the parent with visitation rights is deployed does the step-parent have the right to see the child?

Provided the father provides the spouse with a POA, but it would be best to modify the custody/visitation orders to avoid interpretations. see link for help.


Can a parent who has full custody send the child out the country to school?

If there is a court order for custody, visitation or child support she would need the father's consent as well as the courts to send the child abroad.


If i pay child support by law can you see your child?

Paying child support does not automatically give someone the right to visitation. Assuming the other parent has custody and is not willing to voluntarily allow visitation, you'd have to petition for court-order visitation.