visitation ? This ish is bananas 1 child; Georgia 1609 posts25th Aug
I've posted about this before, but I'm doing it again on this category. My son is 10 months old. BD has seen him maybe five times and each of those times i offered. He never asks and I'm not offering anymore. Its been since May that BD saw DS. I filed for child support and we have court on 10/23 which is my son's birthday. Since I filed, he supposedly got a lawyer and is taking me to court for visitation. His wife keeps texting me about it saying that he will get every other weekend and one day a week and that the court won't do supervised visitations even if I ask. How true is this? I don't mind him having visitation but until my son gets to know him better I would like supervised so he doesn't freak out. I know I can't make the judge do that, but will they just disregard my request since he will be over 1? (bd's wife's reason they won't do it) I told him he can see him whenever but since he only wants him alone, he just doesn't ask to see him anymore. He's not on BC or anything if that matters. I'm just looking for a little advice, please don't be rude. TIA
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how khuntastik 4 kids; California 1273 posts25th Aug
Paternity will have to be established before child support or visitation is set. Save all texts from his wife, and just ask politely for supervised or observed visitation. Just know it iwon't be lomg until he gets him alone.
💙Jenny&Boopy 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 6949 posts25th Aug
Unless he has put the child in harms way in the past, is on drugs, etc the judge won't grant supervised visitation. The most they will do is have him start off slow by having a visit for just a few hours at a time until he is more familiar with his father. His wife is correct in saying he will most likely get every other weekend plus one weeknight for a few hours. That's generally the standard setup for visitation. I would get a lawyer though, because it's never a good experience if you go in alone and he has a lawyer talking for him. I thought I had no need for a lawyer with all of my ex's issues, but it was a big mistake going alone. His lawyer talked over me the entire time and I was left with an agreement I was not happy with at all.
Fatty McRunnerPants 66 kids; Clearlake, California 58885 posts25th Aug
Shes for the most part correct. You can ask but it's unlikely it will be granted. And, honestly theres absolutely zero reason for his parenting time to be exercised with you present.