My son's father served me. He is filled a petition for child custody. He is leaving physical custody to me but he is asking for joint legal custody. Should I agree to it or should i decline???? He is leaving to New york in a week for a 2 years at the least.and my son and I live in california. I do not want to give him legal custody because he left me when he found out i was pregnant, he tried to get me to abort the whole pregnancy or to give up for adoption. And he comes to see him a few times a week right now that he is here, but he will leave next week so wont be here to help raise our son.
Answer by musicpisces at 2:11 AM on Jan. 5, 2011
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Answer by soraya14 at 8:36 PM on Jan. 5, 2011
"Answer the petition denying shared custody. When you go to court, the judge will ask you why you don't think your son's father should have shared custody and all you have to say is that he is leaving the state and won't be around anyway and hasn't been around before. Say you have no problem with visitation but at this point share custody doesn't make sense"
-----There is a difference between shared/joint custody and shared/joint placement. Custody is having a say in the child's life, placement is where the child lives so asking for shared custody does make sense, placement wouldn't
Answer by NessGuinness at 3:08 AM on Jan. 6, 2011