Q: NYC - Non-Custodial parent was arrested night before appearance (he petitioned for visitation).
The child is now six and father has not seen her in a year. Why does the court not recognize this deadbeat who is sleeping on his mother's floor in her one-room apartment? He was arrested for breaking someone's nose the night before he was to appear in court. What proof is needed to show he is harmful to child and is narcissist? Doesn't care about seeing child, cares about revenge on mother of child.
A: Unfortunatley, the law says it is in the child's best interests to have visitation with the non-custodial parent. However, what type of visitation and how often is left to the judge after a hearing. You should meet with an attorney to go over all of the facts of the matter. If you cannot afford an attorney and you are in family court, the judge can assign an attorney to you.
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