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DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT HAPPENS IN CHILD CUSTODY CASES IF THE FATHER HAD TO BE TAKEN TO COURT FOR CHILD AND HE HASN'T EVEN SEEN HIS CHILD?

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SHORYKNOWNOTHIN

Asked by SHORYKNOWNOTHIN at 11:33 AM on Nov. 28, 2008 in General Parenting

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  • i think it depends, has it been proven he is the father, or his he on the BC? Does he pay child support? If no support in place, that will be set up as the visitation is as well. good luck
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:35 AM on Nov. 28, 2008

  • They will probably set up a visitation schedule
    a_and_j_momma

    Answer by a_and_j_momma at 11:39 AM on Nov. 28, 2008

  • No but I think it's imperative that the judge know the man has never seen the child. That's important.
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 11:47 AM on Nov. 28, 2008

  • Not enough info to say..... WHY hasn't he seen the child? If you have been keeping him from seeing the child, or he lives far away and it is difficult for him, it would probably have a different outcome than if he is a drug user or just a jerk who doesn't see his child. Also, does he WANT to see the child? If there are reasons he shouldn't have visitation, make sure to make them known, and take whatever proof you can.
    drowninginboys

    Answer by drowninginboys at 11:53 AM on Nov. 28, 2008

  • Once his paternity is established through either a DNA test or him making a declaration, they will set up child support payments and supervised visits. Once the Judge is satisfied with supervised visits and deems him fit, he will have a regular scheduled visitation, usually every other weekend. Even if a father has never been in his child's life or has a troubled past, they still have rights as a father. It's all about how long the Judge thinks the visits should be supervised and that all depends on his behavior.
    MiiSSHiiSCAMP0S

    Answer by MiiSSHiiSCAMP0S at 12:18 PM on Nov. 28, 2008

  • MiiSS is right. I would also add that unless hes unfit in some way he would get visits. If he has a history od rug use for instance I would ask that he pass a drug test for so many months before visiting, and a judge is likely to go along with that. If hes been abusive maybe a parenting class? If your taking him to court and hes never seen the child then he prbably wont show up. If he is taking you then yes he will show and ask to see his child. Since he isnt involved depending on the age of the child the judge might make them start with supervised visits or counseling. If the child is an infant to 3 then he will get general visits.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 1:31 PM on Nov. 28, 2008

  • My sister's husband was, she had already left him before the baby was born and moved to another state. He pays 350 per month and has never seen my nephew. My nephew will be a year old on the 6th. They are divorced now, if he wants to see the baby he has to go from GA to TX and he can see him for 3 hours the last Saturday of every month, supervised.
    matthewscandi

    Answer by matthewscandi at 3:12 PM on Nov. 28, 2008

  • All of this advise depends on the state you live in. In GA, even if a father has a DNA test and is paying CS then he still has no right to visitation. Visitation is a separate issue than CS and it won't be heard in the same court hearing.
    matthewscandi

    Answer by matthewscandi at 3:16 PM on Nov. 28, 2008

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