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I am wanting to get full custody of my 2 yr old daughter. Her father is not on the birth certificate but is aware that he is her father. He has never paid any child support. I have offered for him to see her whenever he wants to and even offered to take her to him when he couldn''t, he never took me up on bringing her to him, he saw her about once a month and only for about an hour or two each time which he mainly sat on the couch and watched tv. Now that I am in need of child support he is threatening to try to take her away from me. she has not seen him in the last six months because he moved out of state about 10-12 hrs away. she doesn''t even really know him. I don''t work I am a full time student living with my parents, will this hurt my chances of winning full custody. I still want him to be able to see her whenever he wants to i just dont want him to be able to take her alone. In the past hes been known to live with guys who party and drink and has been beaten up by them or lives with his mother who smokes in the home. I dont want to leave her alone with a guy who is practically a stranger to her and who i dont trust but i do want him to build a relationship with her. Is my not working going to hurt me?

A:  As the natural mother of this child, the law already presumes you to have full custody rights and there is no need for you to file anything with the court to estahblish such rights unless the father files for custody and thereby attempts to either deprive you of or curtail the full custody rights which you currently enjoy. As of now, the individual whom you believe to be the father of the child, is merely a putative father in the eyes of the law and until paternity has been formally established,...

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What would be the best way to go about winning full custody of a child?

A:  Prove that it is in the best interest of the child that you have full custody and she only gets visitation rights. It''s not about what you want or what she wants: It''s about what will serve the child best, as determined by the courts. How do you do this? If you have some proof she is unfit as a mother, that would help a lot. But, if the child is really young, the courts usually favor the mother. Consult a lawyer for any help in this matter. This is the biggest mistake that parents make...you don''t understand the law and you are trying to launch yourself into the middle of it. Here are a few...

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Can some1 awarded custody release full custody to their child the bio-father of the custody child?

A:  She can waive her parental rights to the child. i am confused. why do you need to have a case if she already agreed to waive her rights? if this is true then it is just a matter of the mother making it official that she is giving her parental rights away. but just in case it is the father that wants full custody then he will have to prove to the court why he must be awarded that. it is not always that a court takes away parental rights. there has to be a felony committed or the well being of a child endangered in some way. apart from that your boy friend is likely to have physical custody and the mom may be just visitation and both of them...

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Can he get full custody of my child?

A:  since he is the one with the record i wouldn''t worry too much about it. they aren''t going to take a child out of her home unless there is some threat to the child''s safety. being a dancer would not matter to the courts. u need to bring things up about his character and record when u go to the hearing, u need to tell the courts u fear for your child''s safety, would be a good idea if u could prove the things on him like get his records for the courts. His record looks worse than yours. Try not to fall for any bait that he could be luring you with. Don''t worry about it sweetie. The court looks at what is best for the child. If you have been the primary care then...

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Can an illegal immigrant try to get full custody of a child born in the us conceived with a us citizen?

A:  First things first, a paternity test would be needed. However, the reality of the situation is that, legal or not, father''s aren''t very likely to get full custody of a child away from the mother unless the mother is deemed incredibly unfit. Shared custody is most likely but it would probably be complicated by the illegal status of the father mostly because of the fact that just being illegal compromises the ability to gurantee a permanent stable home (considering the illegal immigrant is at risk of being deported and the child''s status uncertain). child

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Did your mother place a child for adoption, and how do you feel now?

A:  I had a daughter that was three years old when she was removed from her first family, by a Grandparent. The siblings wanted to visit her, I wanted to as well, we were denied visits, as we were not religious. The adoptive Grandparent was religious. By the time my daughter was seven, her Grandmother, told me, that she wanted to adopt my child. I asked her to delay this. The Grandparent told me that she wanted it done! This woman told me that I did not have money and she did; therefore she would win if she had to obtain my child through the court system, if I did not sign the adoption papers she would take me through the court system, and make me look real bad, therefore I would stand to lose all of my

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If the natural mother wants her child back and you refuse, what do you tell the child when he or she asks?

A:  leave it to the child, if the child truly loves you and you truly love the child then god will take care of you, if the natural mother is crazy, tell her read the 12 steps to a.a. i learned a lot from this The adoptive parent can tell them whatever. The bond is now severed between biological parent and the child. If I was the adoptive parent, I would never tell the child that the mother didn''t want the child even if she did not want him back, only that at the birth she could not care for him and wished to give him a better life. Which would be...

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In Iowa if the mother refuses collecting child support can she pursue it later?

A:  She can file in the future, but she wouldn''t be entitled to the back child support dating from the child''s birth or their separation. So, if she files in two years - she wouldn''t be entitled to collect the back support for the previous 24 months. She would only be entitled to collect child support beginning from the date she files the paperwork. Unless there is a compelling reason not to pursue collection of child support, it seems grossly irresponsible for a custodial parent to deny her child the revenue available. It has been shown that a non-custodial parent is more likely to pay child support consistently if he starts paying very early...

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does full custody make it easier for the parent/guardian to get child support?

A:  It won''t make it ''easier'', it would change the amount. Whether you get support has nothing to do with full custody or not, its all math about incomes and number of nights the child sleeps where. Yes. You should contact an attorney. Reference this site for free legal advice. I ran across this site when I was looking for legal advice. It is free and has real / licensed lawyers. Donít forget, lawyers will meet with you for an initial meeting for free. Also, nowadays, many lawyers will make arrangements with you for payments on a weekly, bi-weekly basis. Donít forget, licensed professionals, like everyone else, are having a hard time making ends meet. They are willing...

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What are my chances of getting full custody of my seven year old son? Any advice you can give me will be helpful.1. His mother has delayed dental and medical treatment on 2-3 occasions. 2. The school he attends is 96% African American. My son is Caucasian. My son said he feels out of place at his school.3. The crime rate in his mothers zip code is more than double the crime in my zipcode.4. His mother has had multiple overnight guests and live in partners of the opposite sex in the last two years. 5. The majority of her friends are mentally disabled and collect social security. They also use illegal drugs. I have a picture of one of her friends smoking marijuana. 6. My son has told me he would prefer to live with me.

A:  Given your son''s age and the factors you have listed which you apparently believe would favor the court granting you full custody of the boy, I believe that your chances for receiving such an award of full custody are about ZERO....