Can my ex boyfriend get custody of my child?

Can my ex boyfriend get custody of my child?

Unless you are totally unfit as a parent, he cannot get custody of your other child. He has no parental rights.

What should I do if my ex is taking my daughter to court?

Go for a solution that is in your child’s best interests…something that you may not necessarily like but something you can live with. Your daughter has a right to a meaningful relationship with BOTH her parents and she deserves you working together.

Why is my ex husband taking me to court?

I’ve been in court with my ex husband for six years now, as a result of three court applications he’s made for contact. All contact orders have been kept but he always manages to persuade the court there is an irreconcilable dispute which can only be resolved by a Judge.

Can a parent give a copy of an ex parte application?

In most circumstances you will need to give a copy of your application and any other document filed in court to the other parent. This is called serving the documents. See the following section for more information about serving documents and ex parte applications. I believe that my kids are at risk with the other parent – what can I do?

Can a parent take a child away from the other parent?

In cases where one parent has taken the children away from the other parent, it is unlikely you will need to obtain a certificate before asking the Court to make orders for the children to be returned to your care. You will need to prove that the Court should make a decision about the children urgently.

Can my ex keep my child from me?

If you have sole physical custody, the other parent cannot legally take your child away from you or run away with your child. If the other parent takes your child without your express consent, it could be a crime, which is known as “parental kidnapping.”

What does joint custody of a child mean?

It is a common assumption that joint custody means a 50/50 split between the two parents. However, joint residence, as it’s officially known, is an agreement that your children live with both parents.

Can a parent have joint physical custody after a divorce?

In cases where the parents have joint physical custody, you can read through this discussion about school decisions and shared custody. These are just general guidelines and many parents have questions about their rights when it comes to school issues after divorce. To help out our readers, we have answered many of these questions below:

Can a judge give your ex shared custody?

If your ex wants shared legal custody, the judge may award him this, but this only allows him to share in the decision-making about the child’s upbringing. If you and your ex have had difficulty co-parenting, the judge is less likely to award shared custody.

How does a new partner affect child custody?

Most of the time, the presence of a new partner alone is not enough to facilitate this modification. However, if the person that is new in the ex-partner’s life has an impact on the child’s best interests, then issues regarding all manner of visitation and child custody may be reconsidered.

What happens when parents share joint legal custody?

Parents who share joint legal custody must continue to communicate with one another in order to reach joint decisions. Even when one or both parents are reluctant at first, the outcome can be very beneficial for the child.

When is joint legal custody the best option?

Joint legal custody is most ideal for parents who have already demonstrated a willingness to work with one another in making key decisions for their child. It’s also best when neither parent is holding a grudge against the other or refusing to communicate—which happens, unfortunately.

What are the different types of joint custody?

There are many types of custody and visitation granted by courts. They generally fall into two buckets including joint physical and sole physical: In this type of arrangement, the child has two residences and spends equal time living with each parent. Joint physical custody usually works best when both parents live within the same city or region.

If your ex wants shared legal custody, the judge may award him this, but this only allows him to share in the decision-making about the child’s upbringing. If you and your ex have had difficulty co-parenting, the judge is less likely to award shared custody.

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