Los Angeles, CA asked in Child Custody and Child Support for California

Q: I have a new born and I'm no longer with the the father but he is getting a lawyer to get 50% custody and rights

He ask me if he can take the baby for a bit since he hasn't Seen him in 2 weeks but he just went today to his lawyer office what should I do should I let him take the baby for a while or wait for our court date

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2 Lawyer Answers

Andrew Patrick Johnson

  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Vista, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Not knowing your custody situation, it would be a good idea to meet with an attorney regarding your custody arrangement and review your court documents to determine father's custody rights.

Tobie Brina Waxman

  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Culver City, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If he has an attorney, you should have one too. No, with a newborn you do not have to (and should not) let him take the baby, even for a visit. You should offer to let him come to you for a visit, with the understanding that he cannot leave your house with the baby. A court is not going to give him 50/50 custody of a newborn. You say you have a court date. When? For what? GET A LAWYER. Don't mess around with a custody case. The consequences of screwing it up will be dire.

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