Q: What can i do of the father is neglectful of my child? There is no visitation order and i am in RI.
Theres no physical proof but friends and neighbors as well as myself have seen it first hand.
A: Begin by speaking with your child about anything you believe might be a harm to him or her. Follow up with the child's father. Try to avoid phrasing it as blame and encourage him to focus on what the child needs. If that does not work then consider a change to the schedule. If there is no agreement and he will not listen to reason then you have the option to commence an action in Rhode Island Family Court and/or report the neglect to DCYF.
A: If the neglect is serious enough to place the child in danger, discuss this with your attorney in preparing the documents to present your case to the court. If the child is in imminent danger or has suffered harm due to the neglect of the father, report this to DCYF hotline (1800RICHILD). A family court attorney will be invaluable in helping you navigate the court process to establish rights, and responsibilities for you both in your co-parenting endeavor.
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