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My wife (ex but still married) will not let me see the child…

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Hi my wife (ex...

Hi my wife (ex but still married) will not let me see the child who knows me as dad, unless i sign the divorce. I have asked her to sign something saying I will have some custody, but she refuses

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Massachusetts

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Nope not yet

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

That should be all for now

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Family Law
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12/27/2017
Family Lawyer: FamilyAnswer, Lawyer replied 3 months ago
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Family Lawyer: FamilyAnswer, Lawyer replied 3 months ago

Good afternoon. Is this a step child?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
step child yes, but I have not adopted him
Family Lawyer: FamilyAnswer, Lawyer replied 3 months ago

How long have you been married?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
3-4 years, but split for 2
Family Lawyer: FamilyAnswer, Lawyer replied 3 months ago

Thank you for the reply. If you have yet to adopt the child you would have no legal right, I am sorry to say. Once you divorce, any type of visitation would have to be court ordered and you would need to ask for it and show it is in the best interest of the child. You do not have to sign anything which she presents and can contest the divorce and make her file and serve you, if she will not allow for any time of visitation.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
if the judge does not grant any visitation during divorce hearing can I still not sign the divorce and drop the divorce hearing?
Family Lawyer: FamilyAnswer, Lawyer replied 3 months ago

I am sorry but you can not. You can not force her to remain married and if she files and you are served, that would start the proceedings. The Judge can order the divorce to be final and you can not necessarily prevent that from happening. You can contest it and make it difficult for her but can not have this dropped if she files.

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Family Lawyer: FamilyAnswer, Lawyer replied 3 months ago

I just wanted to follow up and see if you had any other questions or needed me to clarify something. I am here to help, so please let me know. Thanks!

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