If a parent has been absent for 4 years of a child's life can visitation be granted to that person despite his drug abuse and criminal history?
This is certainly a difficult question and it's obvious you are very concerned about the child and well you should be.
If the father has cleaned up his act (for sure) and made a valiant effort in doing so, then you can (only if you want) introduce your child to his/her father. It is recommended that all visitations are supervised by you or someone else that the courts deem.
If you just want to get on with your life and leave the father behind because he is more trouble than he's worth, then please seek out legal counsel and go through the proper court system to get sole custody. Since the father of your child has a prison record and known to be into drugs you have a great chance of getting what you want.
Good luck Marcy
Sorry, but sole custody does not repeal a biological parent's is visitation privileges. The court treats these type of situations on an individual basis. Obviously if the father was incarcerated he could not visit, but he could still have kept in communication with the child/children. It is very likely that he would be granted visitation (supervised if circumstances warranted) courts are adamant about parents being afforded their parental rights in accordance with state laws. Of course along with those rights comes the obligation of child support and in most cases adequate medical coverage.
Answer also: Best thing you can do is contact your local Women's Right Center and Social Services. They can outline the process and give you literature on how to proceed. If you do not have legal representation and cannot afford it, that can be provided for you as well. Best to you.
What if the father is not paying child support and is a convicted felon with a criminal history does he still have visitation rights?
Visitation rights and child support are 2 separate issues in court. They see to what is best for the child and it often is to see both parents. It also depends on why he is not paying child support. If there is such order and he is not paying there are ways the court can see to that he does but you need to let them know he is not paying. You can not deny…
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it all depends on state that you live in, however, a father has a right to see his children despite his history of child support payments. the mother cannot legally refuse to allow the father to the child or children due to lack of support, unless there is a court order or restraining order that legally allows her to withold visitation. Paying child support and visitation rights have nothing to do with each other.Just because…
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Which record? What record? Any criminal record you may have had as a juvenile is automatically sealed when you turn 18. If you are an adult you can petition the court to have a particular charge "expunged" from your adult criminal record but you must present VERY good reason to the court for requesting it, and even then your request might not be granted. Drivers history, no.
A person with a criminal history can apply to work with any employer that they want to. Some employers may be willing to give a criminal a second chance while others may refuse to hire someone with a criminal background. If the offense was minor some states don't require a person to admit that they have a criminal history.
Is there any way to get a misdemeanor marijuana charge expunged from your criminal history in Georgia if you have been convicted. it was seventeen years ago?
If no criminal charges accompanied the incident that brought about the restraining order, there will be no record of it on your criminal history. However, if there was a criminal incident connected with it (e.g.: assault or battery - etc), THAT offense will remain on your adult criminal history record.
No, with this one exception - if it occurred prior to your 18th birthday it will not show up on your adult criminal history record. Otherwise, your criminal history record is exactly that, your HISORY. If you wish to have it removed from the publicly accessible portion of your record you may file a motion with the court requesting that the charge be "expunged." CAUTION: Even if an 'expungement' is granted, it is NOT the…