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I am the custodial parent 15 month old daughter. Her father

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I am the custodial parent for my 15 month old daughter. Her father and I were not married. We move to Idaho to be closer to my family when she was three months old. He signed a paper saying he was fine with that. I have not heard from him in almost a year. I would like to file for sole legal custody he of my daughter. Is that in my best interest?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Samuel II replied 1 year ago.

Hello

This is Samuel and I will discuss this and provide you information in this regard.

It depends. I mean only you know if he will oppose or challenge it. It is possible if you file he will decide he wants to see his daughter. In that case, he can request shared custody or visitations. Now, that does not mean it would be granted. But it could. Generally, the courts like to keep the child connected to both parents.

Expert:  Samuel II replied 1 year ago.

If a court were going to allow the visits, you can request they be supervised until your daughter gets acclimated to her Father.