My son's father has been incarcerated since my son was a month old (he's 29 months now). We've been in contact since then and have recently decided I was no longer waiting for him and he was going to go his separate way upon release. I've always been nervous about letting him visit his father's side of the family in VA because I just have this paranoia they won't return him and they'll put negative things into his head about me. I make all the major (and minor) decisions for his life, he lives with me, and all he knows is me and my family. He knows his father only as much as a voice over the phone. While I want desperately for them to have a relationship, I want something documented that I have sole custody. I feel I should because it is in my son's best interest to remain with me. He's being raised with values and he's ahead of his time already. He's a very happy and spirited child, he loves to learn, and he loves his Mommy!Answer Question
Answer by momof3josephs at 11:27 AM on Sep. 20, 2010
Answer by Scuba at 11:29 AM on Sep. 20, 2010
Answer by Jademom07 at 11:29 AM on Sep. 20, 2010
Answer by riotgrrl at 11:43 AM on Sep. 20, 2010
I am in IL too. You need to get sole custody, which won't be hard to do since your ex is such a role model, LOL.
As for visitation, "In Illinois, non-custodial parents are entitled to reasonable visitation rights with their children. The law makes this right an "entitlement" which means the non-custodial parent cannot be denied or deprived of visitation without a full court hearing." http://www.illinoisdivorce.com/family_law_articles/visitation_rights.php
Answer by Jademom07 at 12:06 PM on Sep. 20, 2010