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my son has moved from fl to tn he has a 5 yr old in fl

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my son has moved from fl to tn he has a 5 yr old in fl he does not want to take her from her mother , they were never married, he just wants visitation what rights does he have and what does he need to do?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Attorney & Mediator replied 8 years ago.
Thank you for requesting me, is your son's name on the birth certificate or has paternity been established?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to LawNinvest's Post: his name is XXXXX XXXXX birth certificate there is no question of paternity
Expert:  Attorney & Mediator replied 8 years ago.
Thank you for your reply.

Since his name is XXXXX XXXXX birth certificate he is considered the legal father. To request visitation he would need to do this in Florida as the child is a resident of that state. He would need to petition the court to establish custody and visitation. He needs to contact the Florida court in the county where the child is a resident and request the petition there. I was unable to find the form on their court website [here] so he needs to request the packet from them.

In Florida the court gives the non-custodial parent liberal and flexible visitation rights. For example he could get longer times in the summer, alternating winter or spring breaks, continual phone contact. He can review the standard visitation schedule for a long distance visitation below to get an idea. Again to get started he would need to petition the court for custody and visitation in Florida.


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