Southern Pines, NC asked in Child Custody and Family Law for North Carolina

Q: How does someone go about getting custody or visitation for their child that they haven’t seen in 2years?

The mother of the child refuses to let the father see their son because he does not want to be with her. It’s been 2years since he’s seen his son. The mother is married to someone else and does not want the father to know anything about their whereabouts. She told the father in order for him to see his son he would have to take her to court.

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Melissa Averett
Melissa Averett
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Chapel Hill, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: He needs to hire an experienced family law attorney in the jurisdiction where the child lives and take mom to court.

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Amanda Bowden Johnson
Amanda Bowden Johnson
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Mom has essentially already answer fathers question. "She told the father in order for him to see his son he would have to take her to court." Typically, someone doesn't wait two years to take action to see their children, so in addition to the normal difficulties with a custody or visitation case father will likely also need to provide a reasonable explain for why he waited two years to take action. Best of luck.

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