Q: Is it possible for an incarcerated father to get court ordered visitation? No paternity has been established
It’s not safe to bring my 1 year old to a jail with the virus going on. He’s threatening to take me to court if I don’t bring my child there.
A: It is possible to get visitation in a prison. However, your first problem is to establish paternity. Without paternity being established the courts will not order any type of visitation or contact.
A: Courts have ordered supervised visits for incarcerated persons while paternity is pending, although uncommon. If the father files for visitation, seek the assistance of a family law attorney.
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