Montclair, CA asked in Child Custody for California

Q: How do I as a father ensure that I maintain primary custody of my six-year-old daughter when her mother and I are split

My daughter is 6 years old my ex-wife and I had her and have been living together and raising her until just recently when she had an affair and my daughter and I moved out gentleman she doesn't seem at all to have a problem with not having any custody I don't want any animosity between us about raising the child with me and her mother visiting her when at her will and I do want to be free to move to Orange County if it's okay with the mother and what kinds of things do I need to have in place so she doesn't show up and want custody I am on the birth certificate however there has not been any paternity established to look at her she's a spitting image of me but I don't know what I need to do to legally protect myself this is in no way an attempt to create an adversarial relationship with her mother

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1 Lawyer Answer

Shahnaz Hussain

Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Santa Ana, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You should file a paternity action and then request custody and visitation orders. Do not take your time on this.

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