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What would be his chances of get joint custody of him? My son has paid child support and medical for him. The mother has drug and drinking problems at one time i believe she was made to go to classes. My son works full time and has been trying to finish collage so he can become a doctor. but it has been real hard.
Which way would be the best for him to try for joint custody or other??
Also thanks for your help
Without knowing more facts I cannot give you his chances, but I can tell you what the courts look for in gaining or providing custody.
What the courts look at is what they deem to be "in the best interest" of the children as well as the fitness of parents. Fitness is looked upon as possible history of abuse, neglect, domestic violence, drug use, alcohol abuse, mental illness, criminal record/history/parole/probation, & moral turpitude. The courts also tend to favor parents who wish to reside in the current location, and those that have a proper home for child-rearing.
If your child has not really raised the child yet, it is highly unlikely that he will be granted joint-custody rights right away, unless he is able to show the other parent as unfit. Otherwise he will most likely be granted visitation, and later on he could refile and request more rights and a bigger role in the child's life. The fact she has a drug problem CAN be used by him in his petition, and may grant him a better chance at getting rights than he would have otherwise.
My son has him as much as he can get him. My grandson stay the weekend with him. They go to the park. So my son has been in his son life from tthe time he was born.
Do you know any good Attorneys in Oregon?
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