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I am divorced and with a divorce decree and now the part in the decree would be custody my x has it now. Yes there is a birth certificates with me on it.
The divorce was in 2012 and I never received any legal documents after the trial 2 weeks ago to know anything about finding which is why I have asked what are my rights. I am unsure what is supposed to proceed after a trial where my x has sole custody. There is an order from Feb 2012 that gives visitation but I am looking for a lot more visitation but don't even know what are my rights. I am unclear as to what needs to be done now.
I have been visiting consistently and the visitation order is from Feb 2013 and has been followed to this day. I am trying to get more visitation and am without any guidance as to know what is supposed to happen when you lose custody. Was supposed to receive legal documents after trial? How can I find my rights because I feel like since I don't know what are my rights I can't enforce.
The only documents a person gets after trial is a copy of the court order, outlining the custody and any child support. There aren't any sort of legal revocation of custody documents or anything like that - you just get a copy of the judge's order. The order gives you a right to visitation with the children as outlined in the order. The other rights that apply to this situation are the right to initiate Contempt proceedings if your ex refuses to follow the order, and the right to seek to modify the order if there is a material change in circumstances. If your ex tried to move out of state with the children or reduce your custody further, you'd have a right to receive notice and be heard. Essentially, your rights are provided by the court order. If any portion of the order is violated, you can try to enforce it. If you don't have the order, you can call the clerk of the court and ask them to send you one.
If what you're asking is if you have a right to increase visitation, no, you don't. The child has a right to be with the parent that is determined to be best for him, so either parent that wants to spend time with the child has an obligation to first prove why he should be allowed to do so.
thank you. I never received any order or any document after trial which is why I'm going from the last order that gives any visitation which is from Feb. 2013. What should I do?
If I want to modify the visitation I will need to prove as to why I should be granted more visitation?
Is there an actual way to access what are the rights of individuals without custody?