Q: We have a custody agreement father has physical custody are they allowed to keep me from communication with our son ?
My son's dad and I have a custody agreement where he has physical custody and some things were said. The girlfriend of my son's dad said we're going to get me for defamation of character Because my son said something to me and I didn't tell them that he told me. Now they're threatening to keep him away from me and if I contact our son ever again that they will have the police involved.
Right now I don't have much money for a expensive lawyer in need help with legal aid, pro bono lawyer. I have things that she has told me in text message. I paid them weekly child support out of court agreement. Are they legally allowed to keep him from talking to me? Are they legally allowed to tell me that I'm not allowed to communicate with my son / our son? The girlfriend is in charge of everything and my son's dad is letting her do all of this.
A: Your rights and responsibilities should be spelled out in your parenting plan and/or Order setting out your custody agreement. I doubt it contains an ability of one parent to cut off communications from the child to the other parent. More likely, it contains a right of the child to have frequent and meaningful contact with both parents. Review it carefully.
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