Q: Can you ask that grandparents be excluded and dismissed if they are manipulating custody orders??
My daughter's father and I were never married. He resides 2 hours and 6 minutes away from me with a 1 hour time difference. When I found out I was pregnant he had to talk to his parents before he would talk to me. He is 35 years old. He came back asking if I would consider abortion. His parents convinced him a baby would be an inconvenience. I said no. He then considered signing over his rights, but his parents still wanted a relationship with their grandchild (basically he would get out of any legal obligations or responsibilities). I said no. We came up with an agreement between the two of us. A few months late he asked for a paternity test (his parents idea). After my daughter was born his lawyer drew up an agreement and it was signed and followed. Before he even started his overnight visitation he pushed his lawyer to take me back to court for full or 50/50 custody. He says our original agreement is one sided and unfair. His parents are the ones wanting 50/50.
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