Since it's the weekend I'll have to wait until Monday to talk to an attorney, but I could use some reassurance now. Here's the situation: My ex-husband, who I haven't seen or spoken to in almost 12 years suddenly contacted me today. He is my 14 year old's biological dad, but his parental rights were terminated years ago. He called me on my home phone tonight and basically said he wants to "catch up" with me, AND he wants visitation with our child. I cannot let that happen. At this point I have my home phone off the hook, but if he has the number I'll assume he also has our address. He does live 5 or 6 hours away, but I can't rule out the possibility that he'll show up where we live. With his parental rights terminated do you think there is any way he can pursue visitation? Can I get a restraining order against him?
Asked by Anonymous at 2:31 AM on Sep. 11, 2010 in Relationships
Answer by GoldenLinds at 2:39 AM on Sep. 11, 2010
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Answer by Zoeyis at 6:14 AM on Sep. 11, 2010
He has to go to court and that can be a very long process. Just because he wants visitation doesn't mean he gets it. They fact that your daughter hasn't seen him in years is not in his favor. Also because your daughter is older, what she has to say has some standing with the court. I would not bad mouth her dad in anyway to her because this will only make you look bad. Good luck, try not to worry. Maybe he just wants to connect and talk to her over the phone or in a public place with her mom around.
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