Canton, OH asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Ohio

Q: If the father is not really involved, has no custody rights, and isn't able to pay vs, do I have to let him see him?

He walked out during the pregnancy and has only seen him a total of 5 times (not by his choice either, only 1 out of 5 was his idea). He's done absolutely nothing for my son, hasn't bought diapers, clothes, food, etc. He was ordered to pay child support but seems to only pay 10% of it each time. My son is now 2 years old and has no idea who his biological father is not does he know who his biological father's family is. Do I still have to let him have access to my child? We've also never been married.

1 Lawyer Answer
R. Scott Patterson
R. Scott Patterson
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Zanesville, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Not without a court order giving him parenting time.

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