Can anyone tell me [generally] what the laws are about child custody in a divorce in regards to the mother and father and/or what the criteria would be for a state to take a child away from their mother(for a child who will be one in June)? My husband is threatening to start a child custody battle with me, and though I'm not REALLY worried, as he has no grounds to try and get her taken away from me, I'm just curious as to what the statutes for that type of thing are. I have no idea.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 4:47 PM on May. 8, 2009 in Relationships
Answer by EireLass at 4:49 PM on May. 8, 2009
Make sure you get a lawyer. I was told by the JUDGE himself that ANY person that doesnt have representation when it comes to their kids, it means they have NOTHING to do with them and dont care! ( Dont bash me bc of what the judge here told me. ) Any kind of PROOF would benefit you as well.
Answer by SweetKYmom at 4:52 PM on May. 8, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 5:08 PM on May. 8, 2009
You can call and talk to a lawyer who knows the ins and outs of family law in your state but from what you've said, I think it's all bark and no bite. He left (abandonment of you and the child), he committed adultery (grounds for divorce) and he's not supporting his child. He's not getting anything.
Answer by legalmommy101 at 5:21 PM on May. 8, 2009
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