Antioch, CA asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Utah

Q: My boyfriend is finally getting a divorce from his ex does she have a right to say I can’t be around the kids? Legally.

He lives with me and so it is pretty hard for me not to be around them

1 Lawyer Answer
Paul Waldron
Paul Waldron
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Orem, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: Legally, it will depend on the terms of the court orders. Generally, a former spouse cannot control who the other former spouse allows to be around the children, but it depends on what your boyfriend may agree to as divorce settlement. Unless you are an ax murderer, drug abuser, child abuser, etc., a judge will not enter an order restricting contact with you. Your boyfriend will be well served by hiring an experienced family attorney to ensure that he doesn't agree to settlement terms that will not work for him and you. Good luck!

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