Q: If a parent gives up rights to the father and has certain days shes to see child, do we still go through with filing?
My son has been living more so full time for over 6 months with me. If his mother gives up full custody and we set up days for her to see him what all do I do? Do I still file for full custody if we come to an agreement? Shes being evicted, just wrecked her car for a numerous time, dealing with cys and never has her other kid as well. Her mother actually took our sons bed from her house for when he stays at her house. Which is normally tues and thurs because hes with me everyday. I also take him to school and pick him up which is about 20 minutes away.
A: If you are able to come to an agreement, you can file a consent order through your local court outlining the visitation schedule. This is not a necessary step if there are no custody disagreements between yourself and the child's mother, but if you foresee any conflict with her it wouldn't be a bad idea to already have an order in place.
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Lisa Marie Vari, Esquire
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