Q: Non custodial parent wants joint custody. He is not on birth certificate. He never paid child support.
He waited 9 years to establish paternity test. He is lying about being in the child’s life. He only sees her whenever he wants to. Can he still get joint custody.
Although it may seem unfair, if he can prove paternity and wishes to be in the child's life, even after 9 years of no relationship with the child, it is likely that the judge may give him some type of custody/visitation rights.
It all depends on the particular situation and thus you should speak to an attorney to know your rights.
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