So I have full custody of my children and my ex husband currently has visitation. We provide a stable, safe, and over all superior environment in our home than my ex does. Infact he's not even aloud to take the kids to his house during visits. SO my question is, who gets custody if I die? I assume that even though my husband is their father in every aspect besides biology that my ex might end up with the law on his side by default. I've put together a file of reasons that my children should continue to live with their step dad in the event that something happens to me and I've actually had a talk with my ex and he says he'd sign an order of custodial assignment to my husband if there were such a thing. I think I am going to mock up something semi legal looking that my husband could present in court if it ever came down to it but I have been advised that the only way to assign any custody to my husband is if he were to adopt the kids... my ex doesn't want to give up visitation so he vetoed that idea. Has anyone ever had to consider this? I just want to make sure things are lined up for my family if anything ever happens to me.Answer Question
Answer by treynlisa at 10:09 PM on Feb. 6, 2011
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Answer by r00j04j08 at 10:20 PM on Feb. 6, 2011
Read a similar situation here.
Bottom line is "that any person involved in this type of situation must consult with an attorney who specializes in family law in their particular jurisdiction."
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