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I am a male living in NC and I will be having a child born
I am a male living in NC and I will be having a child born in November. My child's mother and I are not married, we are on decent terms. After the baby is born and after he/she stops breastfeeding, I'd like to get primary custody. I own my own home in a good neighborhood, have a stable career with benefits, car, financially stable, no criminal record. My child's mother has no criminal record but lives in a small apartment with her parents and two siblings, works part time at a fast food restaurant, has no car or license, and collects welfare. I would like my child to have the best home environment and I believe that would be living primarily with me. How can I bolster my chances of getting primary of full custody if that is even possible? What process do I need to take to have rights as an unmarried father?
Me and my Fiance, soon to be wife, live in Jamestown New
Me and my Fiance, soon to be wife, live in Jamestown New York. My Fiance has sole custody and placement with her one and only child of 5 years. She is trying to join the Air Force and we would like to know if it is possible to even attempt to make this decision and if so how we go about taking this issue to court. The child is very close to me and considers me his (real dad) and is also very attached to his mother. I myself am a former Marine and have never been in any trouble with the law and has always maintained employment and the biological father just got off of parole for selling drugs with prior charges that ended up with 2 orders of protection against his own son that has now expired. We feel that the any court would find it reasonable that we maintain custody but neither of us know the actual law.
I have been stressing about a motion to modify custody and
I have been stressing about a motion to modify custody and support. I have so much information I don't know where to start when the trial begins. My question is, is it a good tatic to ask the defendant for his reasons he believe he should have custody or is a better method for me to present why I am a fit parent and why he is not? I have proof he is lying about things but I'm asking right out the gate should I ask him to tell why he things I should lose custody and then rebut that or do I slowly build my case? Also I know that in criminal actions the burden of proof is on the accuser, so does that apply here as well?
I live in IL, I have a 2 year old grandson who has livedView more family law questions
I live in IL, I have a 2 year old grandson who has lived with us since birth. His father is my son and has a HX of addiction. He has been sober for 2 years but remains chronically irresponsible. His mother is also in recovery and Bipolar. His mother was served an OP 2 years ago that ends in one month. She has supervised visitation and my husband and I supervise her visits. My husband and I would like to pursue seeking grandparents rights due to the HX of drug use and mental illness in order to attempt to protect our grandson. Does my grandson have any rights to be protected or is just the property of his parents and until they "do harm" we must sit by and wait?