Q: I have full custody of my child who is 6, the other parent can only see with court supervision and has not tried in 4 yr
I want to file papers incase something happens to me the child will not go with other parent who has not seen her, divorce was also by default due to domestic case against other parent and him being in jail, do I need a lawyer to file this or is it something I can go pick up and fill out?
A: There are a number of ways to help protect a child when there is only one parent in the child's life. One is by having complete estate planning documents, including provisions as to what you would request in case you would die before the child becomes an adult. There are also options such as a termination of parental rights for abandonment as well as adoption. Although you would not technically need a lawyer to draft these things for you, it sounds like you need legal advice from an attorney and likely would need to retain an attorney.
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