Q: My childs father and I have our kid 50/50. Do I legally have a say in who can and can't be around her when he has her?
A: As a general rule, no. If you can prove such a person creates a risk of sexual, physical, or emotional harm or substantial risk of such harm to the child, you may be able to get a court to take action, however. For example, if the person can be shown to be a convicted child molester or child abuser, the court is much more likely to act than in other cases.
A: I dont know if you have already been to court. Perhaps you have children together and are not married, perhaps you are married. You don't tell us this information.
If you feel that there are negative effects on your children if certain people are around them, yes it is a good idea that your children are not near those people.
If the father does not agree with you that it is negative on the children, you will need to have a Judge order it.
A Judge may or may not agree with you. It depends on the facts of how it affects the children.
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