Father's Rights Help and AdviceLast Updated: February 15, 2022

Yes they can! Dads deserve rights too and the laws have changed in all 50-states to reflect that. That’s what we say every time someone asks us whether they have a chance at winning custody over their children and you deserve to get father’s rights help. Recently, courts and judges nationwide have begun to recognize the simple fact that fathers are integral in a child’s life. And with this new knowledge, courts have finally begun to give fathers the rights they deserve when it comes to deciding who gets the kids. Get the father’s rights advice and help you deserve, stop wasting time when you need to fight for your family’s rights!

Father’s Rights – Win Your Custody Battle!

Now, we need to make this very clear, there is still a bias against fathers winning custody over mothers across the United States. But, with a father’s rights advocate on your side, you can rest assured that your chances at gaining custody of your kids is better than ever before. It is essential for a dad to not make a mistake that could send his custody case spiraling out of control – extreme care must be taken. Fathers can win custody of their children and do every day. But caution must be taken or you risk setting yourself up for failure.

Make sure these things are in order to get yourself in position for a win:

•    Have a bedroom for the kids

•    Don’t move out of the marital home and away from the kids

•    Do whatever it takes to not get an order of protection against you

•    Figure out your work schedule so you can take care of the kids

•    Do not have other women spend the night with your kids in the same house

•    Keep a diary of everything that happens for your attorney

•    Don’t try to be the “cool” parent and let your kids misbehave (this will get brought up in mediation)

Living Arrangements

One of the biggest problems fathers have is that they move out of the house and away from the kids. You have now just set yourself up for a loss because of the fact that the children’s mother is not the parent who spends the majority of the time with the kids—and this is not good for fathers at all. When a parent moves out of the house and leaves the kids behind, a court can take that to mean that the dad has essentially said “my kids are in good hands with their mother, that’s why I left.” So, when it comes time to explain why you are the better parent and mom might not be that terrific, the judge will ask this one simple question: “why would you leave your kids in the care of someone that you didn’t think was as good of a parent as you?” And that questions has no answer that makes a dad look good.

Now, let us assume that there is a legitimate reason to move out and you do so and continue an equal parenting situation with the mother once you move. What is your house like? One killer for dads is that they move into a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment and then the kids do not have their own bedroom. One big factor the courts consider is the sleeping arrangements for the kids. Now, it isn’t a big deal if the kids are sharing a room or one is sleeping on a fold out couch bed if parenting time is only every other weekend – but if you want equal or majority time with your kids, you better make sure each child has their own room with their own dresser, bed, and clothing.

Orders of Protection End Your Case

This goes without saying – if your wife is successful in obtaining an order of protection over you because of an act of violence, it’s game over for you. If you suspect that she is going to attempt to set you up with false charges, (it happens!), you need to protect yourself – and the truth – at all costs. This means that you may need to record with your phone in your pocket if you suspect she is about to lie and try to get you in trouble. Remember, without a recording where everyone can listen to what really happened, it is your word against hers – and take a guess who the police mainly side with? Not you, the dad.

Be a Good Parent

This means be there for your kids. Try to split dropping off or picking up from school – make sure the teachers, coaches, and administrators know who you are. Make sure your kids complete their homework on time and make sure they are respectful to their mother. If they repeat something negative to mom, it will absolutely get brought out in court and will make you look like you bad mouth her – judges hate that type of behavior.

Set realistic goals for the kids and don’t under (or over) discipline them. If the judge thinks your house is the ‘party house’ and mom’s house is where the proper work gets done, it won’t matter how badly the kids want to be with you, the judge will say no. Remember, it’s not what the kids want, its not what you want, and its not what mom wants – the sole factor that the judge uses is what is in the child’s best interests. Make sure you put their best interests first.

Don’t Be A Victim – Get Your Father’s Rights Today!

One of the biggest problems fathers have is that they move out of the house and away from the kids. You have now just set yourself up for a loss because of the fact that the children’s mother is not the parent who spends the majority of the time with the kids—and this is not good for fathers at all. Before you do anything, it is imperative that you speak with an expert father’s rights lawyer to make sure that every step you take is the right one! Getting yourself set up for a win in court and obtaining custody of your kids is possible and we can get you there! Dad’s need to spend time researching father’s rights laws and speaking with the right lawyer who can advocate for their needs.

If you follow the points noted above and you hire a professional father’s rights attorney, you may be able to win custody of your kids. Good luck!

83 thoughts on “Can Fathers Win in a Custody Battle? Father’s Rights Help!”

  1. Dennis L Whiting

    I’m righting for my husband he was never married to and they have to sweet and amazing boys that i have the honor to help raise there mother is now on her 7th DCF report got cought smoking crack again and having the boys out of school and thank god that our 14 yr old passed going in2 high school the boys gage 14 and dylan 8 both loving and well behaved boys the problem is here in the state of fla keeps helping her and DCF refuses to help gage and dylan want to live with us and we keep filing paperwork in court the mother only wants gage and dylan foe the child support the mother also has 2 other childern with her soon to be ex husband my husband and i love and take very good care of gage and dylan we are not sure what to do can’t get a pro bono lawyer or anyone to help us any advise would be grealty helpful

  2. Hi I am currently with my 2 kids and we live in my mothers apartment. The mother of the kids left when she was 8 months pregnant with my son and took my little girl with her to Merced County. She was with the kids for approximately 1 1/2 months and then texted me telling me to go get the little girl or she’d do something that she’d regret. After about 2 weeks I got a call from her aunt telling me she left the house with my son and she hadn’t heard from them at all. Not long after, the sheriff’s station in Merced called me telling me to go get my son, who was found with her sister, who is 15 and smokes/drinks. The aunt and her mom filed a police report. I currently have the kids and the mom came down for my daughter’s birthday for 2 hours, she didn’t pay any attention to the kids she brought her current boyfriend and talked my ear off while my partner watched the kids the whole time. She only took pictures then went to universal studios for the next 2 days. She then asked to come down for Christmas and never showed up. She’s currently asking to come down for her birthday again. She has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, she’s taking anti-anxiety pills, and depression medication. I want her to only get supervised visitations, and she shouldn’t be able to take the kids with her. She threatened me when we separated, telling me her dad put a green light on me and if anyone in his gang saw me they’d hurt/kill me on the spot if I didn’t go back with her. She also locked me out of all of my emails and facebook accounts because I changed the password to my dropbox. She still has my yahoo account which was my main account. I need help.

  3. I need help and I need advice. My baby mom doesn’t want to put my last name on my child. I want to know my rights and get advice on what to do next. I have a paternity test done at home and found out that it’s not valid in court.

  4. I was wondering. If I could get some advise. We live in Michigan. Me and my boyfriend had separated while I was pregnant for a few months he had slept with another woman (whom has another kid but that child’s in foster care) she got pregnant and told him there was no way it was his and she was a few weeks pregnant when they met. So months go by….. we got back together we have a now 8months old chubby baby boy. She writes him a message a few weeks go and says the DNA test came back and t wasn’t the man she thought it was. And that the baby was taken from her at 48hrs old and placed into a foster care. We went to court and he did a DNA test it hasn’t came back yet but the baby looks identical to our son. We want to try to get full custody of his daughter (if the DNA comes back that she’s his) she is also trying to get her rights back. But only for this child not for the other one. We truly want to win this! We have one child together and I also have a previous son whom is 7yrs old. We live in a two bedroom so we’re going to try to get a 3 bedroom so we will have enough room. I guess what I’m asking for is advise on how we should go about all this and our chances of winning when he just found out that he was even a possible father. Also if he does prove to be the child will we have to pay child support to the foster care even though if he would have known he could have even been a possible father she wouldn’t be in this situation in the first place.

  5. Do not know where else to go. I left Florida and my fiancé and daughter to go into the USAF and the time I was in the service I didn’t handle things well and got mixed up with some horrible people. One of them was a girl who I stupidly got pregnant. I was sent home on an honorable discharge due to a life threatening injury while she was pregnant. The entire time I was around this girl, she caused me problems from day one. She came onto my military base looking for me with a gun, was on a high speed chase with the police, has a violent record, arrested, etc. she also went great lengths threatening myself and my entire family and friends back home, to the point where police reports were made by several people who had no clue who she even was. I eventually was back home and began paying child support after the child was proven mine. For years after my son was born she continued to threaten everyone. My fiancé and myself blessedly worked everything out and got married and had a child. About a year after that my wife reached out to her in an attempt to settle everything between all of us, she accepted and we were cordial the next 3 years, planned on them coming to Florida, video chatted all the time. Out of nowhere she decides she is done and she only wants her son to have a relationship with me, more specifically, doesn’t even want me to mention my family at all, which is my wife and his sisters, whom he has already developed a relationship with. She tells him I’m not his dad if I “break her rules” and she makes him tell me that while he cries the entire time. Seeing as how I’ve never seen him, he is 5 now. His environment is absolutely horrible, her child after him was taken away right after birth and given to its father for full custody and she isn’t even allowed visitation. During the years of the cordial relationship, at one point she asked if I would take him if her situation she was dealing with continued. What can I do?? I don’t trust her, she has told me she will have someone kill me if I go to him and the reason she got her other child taken away was because she held a gun to the fathers head.
    My son cries for me and I don’t know what to do. I pay child support, medical insurance, dental and vision.

    1. This is a tough case. You need to be prepared for a long battle, and you need be ready to ask for guardian ad litems or child representatives to be appointed that can investigate all the details of yours and hers living arrangements. Contact our team right now to speak with a fathers rights expert that can fight for your rights!

  6. Hi, my husband has been in a huge battle to get partial custody of his kids. His ex wife keeps setting g guidelines and the moment we meet them she has another lined up. We get the kids Friday nights and they go home on Sundays. We also get them whenever she is sick or has plans she doesn’t give us the choose if we do not follow her orders she threatens to take the girls from him.my husband is a ex USAF vet and just feels like giving up. I feel broken about this me and my husband have a child of our own and his ex takes 50% of his checks and we are having a hard time even surviving. We have been homeless and struggle while she makes twice our income and life a luxurious life style. She has had some other man play father to the point that the 5 year old doesn’t know who her father is. She doesn’t do their laundry the girls cone over in dirty underwear and when I ask why thieer mom didn’t want to do laundry. My husband feels there is no help and in if we can’t figure something out he will loose his girls and my daughter her 2 sisters. He had the girls for 10 months while she collected child support and he has proof. She has been in trouble for fruading her welfare papers and admits how she lies on all documents to get a better outcome for her. I do not see how this is right or see how our country could do this to our veterans who are already struggling to find employment after transitioning to the civilian population. IG anyone can help I can’t give up on these girls her mom has made them miss 3 and 1/2 months of school and is refuses the youngest pre kindergarten because she doesn’t want to take the time of day to enroll her. Please if anyone could help we are almost outnof options and have no clue how to move forward

  7. Hi, my husband has been in a huge battle to get partial custody of his kids. His ex wife keeps setting g guidelines and the moment we meet them she has another lined up. We get the kids Friday nights and they go home on Sundays. We also get them whenever she is sick or has plans she doesn’t give us the choose if we do not follow her orders she threatens to take the girls from him.my husband is a ex USAF vet and just feels like giving up. I feel broken about this me and my husband have a child of our own and his ex takes 50% of his checks and we are having a hard time even surviving. We have been homeless and struggle while she makes twice our income and life a luxurious life style. She has had some other man play father to the point that the 5 year old doesn’t know who her father is. She doesn’t do their laundry the girls cone over in dirty underwear and when I ask why thieer mom didn’t want to do laundry. My husband feels there is no help and in if we can’t figure something out he will loose his girls and my daughter her 2 sisters. He had the girls for 10 months while she collected child support and he has proof. She has been in trouble for fruading her welfare papers and admits how she lies on all documents to get a better outcome for her. I do not see how this is right or see how our country could do this to our veterans who are already struggling to find employment after transitioning to the civilian population. IG anyone can help I can’t give up on these girls her mom has made them miss 3 and 1/2 months of school and is refuses the youngest pre kindergarten because she doesn’t want to take the time of day to enroll her.

  8. Hi! I have a real close friend who was in the Marines and was married. Long story short his wife and him had a child and then divorced. She had custody of the child and moved in with another man, her boyfriend and her ended up having a meth lab in their home, another child in the home ended up burning his body with the chemicals they were using for the meth. The 1 year old ended up being life flighted and was in critcial condition and her boyfriend and her were arrested. He was sentenced to 40+ years in prison and her 15. My friend drove to Alabama to get his son out of foster care and got custody of him. She ended up getting out of prison early for good behavior (even though she has a record of drugs and dosmetic violence). She was out of jail for 1 year and filed for full custody of the child who is now 11 and for some crazy reason won!!! Yesterday all of my friends gathered to help send off his son back to Alabama with his mom. This little boy threw up all over himself and screamed for his dad even as they drove off. My friend is ready to throw the towel in becuase he thinks he won’t win since he is a man. I need to help him, as a mom myself I could NOT live with myself putting my child through that and this woman was smiling the whole time her kid was screaming for his dad begging him not to make him go.

    1. He needs to contact us immediately. Something sounds fishy here. If this is a woman who lost custody to him years ago and now she just shows up, out of the blue, and is allowed to remove the child from the state? No judge would ever do this unless there is a serious reason to do so. Something must be wrong, he needs a father’s rights attorney. Contact us by filling out our form immediately.

  9. My husband has a daughter that is 4 yrs old. We have court on Tuesday and I just need reassurance. We have filed for full sole custody. The reason being is that the child in question is living in a one bedroom apartment with her older sister that is 6 and her mother along with her grandmother. Her mother does not have a job, a home, a drivers license along with no car and she refuses to take the child to the dr. Just last year we have medical records where the child drank an entire bottle of windex while the mother was home and the mother refused the doctors medication. Also, the mother has moved in the past 2 years with 3 separate men and refuses to agree to joint custody unless my husband agrees to keeping the child support the same. We have recordings of the mother only talking about money and not the child. Photo’s of the mother with pills in her hand that was not prescribed to her. My husband works full time for the sheriff’s department and I am a stay at home mother/full time online college student. We have adequate space for the child in our home with her own room, own bed etc. What is our chances of my husband winning sole physical custody?

    1. I have went through the same thing times 4 children and my husbands ex remarried a month after divorce was final to a man 2 years younger than her oldest daughter, 23! She is 50

      When you are in the right and are the Petitioner it is YOUR job to prove her wrong, there are NOT many cases of a mother losing in Florida anyway. Keep a journal of each event that takes place because you have maybe one minute in front of a judge to get your point across, there are 50 cases similar coming up next. BRING your witnesses to your parenting and character and if possible, witnesses to her behavior and way of living.

      Good Luck

  10. Hey, I’m 25 I am married. My wife and I were seperated 3 years. During that time I was dating another girl because I was sure we were going to get a divorce. We dated a year and half and had a girl together who is now 1. My wife and I recently got back together 3 months ago. We live in a 3 bedroom 1 bath. Our 2 boys sleep in the same room. A freind in another room. and we have our room. Moranda, my daughters lives in a 3 bedroom house with her parents and grandma along wit her 3 kids. she has no job. no diploma or ged, nor a car. I been in national Guard 7 years and i have a full time civilian job. my wife is a stay home mom. Moranda is always using our daughter as leverage. When I get paid i always ask her what does addalynn,(daugter) need. She wont tell me what she needs till a week later and I get get paid by weekly. so when she does ask i alreayd put my extra money toward bills i could catch up on. so a week later if i cant her diapers or what ever she needs she says i cant see our daughter. well i always end up borrowing the money to get her stuff bc i wanna see my daughter. We have no court order for visitation. I get her week on and week off. recently moranda struck me in the face 3 times and one of those times I had my daughter in my hands. Any advise before I go to court next week? i have pics of my face. she left me a black eye. Im always trying to meet her in town to pick up my daughter but she never does. I have text messages prooving that. I know im bouncing around with info but there is just so much going on with her its crazy. This is just a a minor Gist of whats going on. Fortunately I am on her other son yellow card. and the school has called me at least 12 times this school year that he has missed school. i got copies of that to turn in to court as well.

  11. My boyfriend has a free lawyer for support but I feel like she isn’t helping with his rights. The mother of the kids as well as her boyfriend are constantly calling the cops whenever my boyfriend pulls up to the house to pick up the kids for dinner visits. They claim he is “harassing” or “threatening” the boyfriend. All my boyfriend does is pull up and get out of the car to help buckle the kid into the car. The boyfriend of the kids mom constantly comes out of the house and runs his mouth towards my boyfriend. The lawyers recommended that the drop off and pick up be at a neutral location and only with the parents of the kids but the mother refused. The lawyer of my boyfriend did not fight anymore. During daily phone calls the mothers boyfriend constantly hangs up in the middle of the phone call and then when my boyfriend calls back because the kids weren’t finished the boyfriend claims my boyfriend is harassing them but is only trying to talk to his kids.

    There have been numerous occasions were we have seen the boyfriend hit the kids and grab the kids by the back of the neck. We have called children and youth and my boyfriend has brought it up to the mother and to doctors during appointments. The kids deny it and the mother claims my boyfriend is making false accusations.

    My boyfriends lawyer tells him just to document everything but never takes action. What can he do? I feel like something needs to be done to get a better relationship between him and the kids and to get the kids out of that house.

  12. Roderick Jones

    I was in a relationship with a woman for six years. It dissolved because she cheated on me while she was five months pregnant with what is supposed to be my son. She had done so before, and I had forgiven her. She will deliver in late April. I was there for pre-natal visits. She lives in her mother’s home, where she has no room for my son.

    I would like to have sole custody, and allow her visitation. I am a 15 year veteran high school teacher. I have lived in the same place for the last 8 years. I have a room for him. I began the journey to have this child by having bilateral vericocelectomies to ensure that my sperm count was enough to be fertile. I have developed plans for my son. She has blocked my phone calls because she doesn’t want to deal with the pain she has caused.

    Although it may seem like I have every right to be angry, that is not my chief concern. I am the better parent. Everything I have done up to this point has been to benefit this family. What can I do, now, to ensure that my son lives with me?

    1. Sole custody because you’re mad that she cheated on you? A kid need their mother. You say that you are the better parent but haven’t mentioned anything bad that she has done. File for joint custody.

  13. I was fighting a custody battle for almost 2 years. My wife(not sure when it’ll be ex) has lied in court, has made false allegations to the county, NCIS and Navy officials. My youngest is failing in school since I left. I left because I got orders to WA for my last two years of service at which point is when my wife filed for divorce. There has been a long stem of her keeping the kids from me. She has violated every court order ever issued. We even had to do a hearing, the judge reprimanded her in every court session we were in, about 8 total. In the end the judge granted her primary custodial parent. Is there anything more I can do. She has admitted to being suicidal and prescribed anti-depressants yet chooses not to take them or get re-evaluated. I am baffled at how the courts can say she is the better fit as primary. I am now retired and have bedrooms for both children to have their own room. I have family members in my immediate area. She has no job, and was only able to stay in the area she is at because of the child/spouse support she was receiving. Since my retirement she’ll go from approximately $2600 to $500. The order was primarly focused on leaving the kids in the same area with the same friends and school. Now that she is going to have to move back to her moms? She also had b/f staying with her. I just read that fathers have to do all this stuff, yet nothing is mentioned about mothers. I have done everything possible to help where she has done everything possible to deny me. Am I just SOL or is there more I can do? I already have/had a lawyer and about 50k in the hole.

  14. I SEE THAT MY STORY IS LONG BUT THAT IS JUST HALF OF IT MY SON IS THE SOUL PROVIDER FOR HIS SON AND TAKES CARE OF HIM WITH MY HELP NOW SHE DON’T WHAT TO FEED MY GRANDSON BABY FOOD THAT HE SHOULD BE EATING OR GET UP WITH HIM.EVERYTHING IS ABOUT WHAT SHE WANTS AND CAN GET AND NOT WHAT’S BEST FOR MY GRANDSON. SO MUCH MORE TO THIS STORY PLEASE HELP GET THE BALL ROLLING FOR MY SON THE GET CUSTODY OF HIS SON. THANK YOU.

  15. GOOD EVENING SO FRUSTRATED AND WEARIED I NEED HELP MY SON HAD GOT MARRIED IN TEXAS IN 2012 THE FIRST YEAR THEY HAD A BABY THAT WAS STILL BORN AND PAST AWAY.BUT THEY HAVE NEVER LIVED TOGETHER UNTIL SEPT 2013.WERE SHE MOVED TO NEW YORK TO BE WITH MY SON THEN A FEW MONTHS LATER THEY HAD ANOTHER CHILD MY GRANDSON WE ALL LIVED IN NEW YORK AT THE TIME OF SECOND CHILD.THIS WOMAN HAS NEVER HELD A STEADY JOB SHE DON’T WHAT TO WORK TO HELP TAKE CARE OF HERE FAMILY WHEN SHE DID WORK AND GOT PAYED HERE CHECKS GO ON BUYING POCKET BOOKS CLOTHES FOR HERE SHE HAS NOT SPENT ONE DIME ON MY GRANDSON AND IS ALWAYS SAYING THE BABY NEEDS THINGS WHEN WE JUST BOUGHT THEM SHE HIDES THE DIAPERS AND ALL THE BABY STUFF TO SAY HE HAS NO MORE MY SON WAS THERE FOR THE WHOLE BIRTH OF HIS SON COME TO FIND OUT SHE DIDN’T PUT MY SONS NAME ON THE BABY’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE AND SHE REFUSE TO GIVE HIM A COPY OF THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE AND SS CARD.SHE HAS REFUSED TO LET HIM KNOW WERE THE BABY’S DOCTOR IS OR LET HIM GO TO THE BABY’S DOCTORS APPOINTMENTS OR HAVE MY SON PUT DOWN AS A PICK UP OF THE BABY’S WIC CHECKS BUT I DO KNOW THAT SHE WAS FOUND TO BE OVER FEEDING THE BABY.THERE IS A INHERITED DECEASE IN THE FAMILY THAT SHE REFUSE TO DISCLOSE TO THE DOCTOR AND LIED TO USE AND SAID THAT SHE DID AND THEY TESTED THE BABY FOR BUT FOR FACT I KNEW SHE LIED ABOUT THEM CHECKING BECAUSE HE NEEDS TO SEE A HEMATOLOGY DOCTOR FOR IT.MY SON AND I HAVE PROVED EVERYTHING FOR THIS CHILD WERE THE MOTHER HAS NOT ONE DIME TO THE WELFARE OF MY GRANDSON.ALL SHE DOSE IS PUMP BABY MILK INTO HIM AND HOLD HIM ALL DAY WAKE THE CHILD UP SO SHE CAN HOLD HIM AND FEED HIM WHEN THE DOCTOR TOLD HERE IF THE BABY IS SLEEP LEAVE HIM SLEEP SPACE THE FEEDINGS OUT SHE REFUSE TO DO THIS AND NOW THAT MY GRANDSON IS ALMOST FIVE MONTHS OLD IT HAS GOTTEN WORSE.NOW THE WHOLE FAMILY INCLUDING ME THE GRANDMOTHER HAS ALL MOVED TO TEXAS WERE ME AND MY SON GOT A HOUSE.MY GRANDSON HAS GOT HIS OWN ROOM THAT MY SON HAS MADE FOR HIM BECAUSE SHE HAS REFUSED TO FIX THE ROOM UP FOR HIM.AND BECAUSE OF THIS SHE HAS BEEN PHYSICALLY PUTTING HERS HANDS ON MY SON AGAIN HE IS A BIG GUY AND SHE IS A LITTLE THING BUT DON’T LET THAT FOOL YEA MY SON HAS HAD HIT MARKS,SCRATCH MARKS FORM HER.AFTER THREE WEEKS OF MOVING INTO THIS HOUSE THAT SHE HAS BEEN RUNNING THE STREETS WITH MY GRANDSON HE HAS BEEN SICK SINCE MOVING HER BECAUSE OF THE NEGLECT THAT SHE IS DOING RUNNING THE STREET WITH HIM IN THE COLD BEING AROUND ALL KINDS OF PEOPLE HE HAS HAD BACTERIOL INFECTION AND WING-WORMS ON BOTH HIS ARMS AND NOW IT IS ALMOST TWO WEEKS MY GRANDSONS COLD HAS NOT GOTTEN BETTER AND THE WORMS HAS GOTTEN WORSEN. HER WORDS TO SAY IS IT’S MY BABY AND I DO WHAT I WANT TO HIM.MY SON MOVED HIS SON HERE TO MAKE SHORE THAT HIS SON HAS A GOOD HEALTH LIFE WITH KNOWING THAT EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE OK HE IS GETTING DEPRESSED BECAUSE WE ARE SCREED FOR THE BABY IN THE HANDS OF THE MOTHER PLEASE HELP ASAP THANK YOU.

  16. My 2 children were taken away from their mother and given to their half sister who had petitioned for guardianship. The child’s mother tested positive for drugs by a CPS worker. I was granted visitation 1 day/week for 2 hours. The guardian makes it difficult for me to see my children, telling me I have to give exactly 48 hrs notice or I can’t see them. I wasn’t allowed to see them on Father’s Day. I was pushed out the door another time because they had scheduled something during my visitation time, now they want to move visitation to Sunday’s which makes it more difficult for me. I believe they want to gain custody of my kids and get me out of the picture. I would like to have my children live with me. Could you advise me on what I need to do to make this happen?

  17. Hi my name is Kevin I live in warren michigan my girlfriend is currently 6 months pregnant she has no job and will have no where to stay permanently besides a shelter I want to take of our child but she refuses she has a child from another relationship in which she gave all rights away because she was unfit and she is at in the same situation I sub contract and stay with my parents there is a extra room for which my child can stay and be lived and cared for in all of the child’s needs how do I go about getting full custody

    1. The moment she gives birth, file an emergency petition for custody and a complaint to establish paternity. You need to have her served immediately when she has the child and explain the situation to the judge when it happens. Until that moment, there is nothing you can do. Call our team and get things ready to go so that when she goes into labor, you aren’t calling around looking for money for a retainer and hoping one of our lawyers can draft the papers in a day – waste no time – call our experts now!

  18. North Carolina to Missouri

    This is a very unfortunate situation for my husband and I. Although, his divorce was final in 2011 we have continued to have issues throughout the 6 months that we have been married. When she left their home three months after they were married with their infant child and divorced him shortly after she took everything. Not to mention, the child is now in her custody and we are paying $940 in child support a month at which we cannot afford. We have recently filed a child support modification form to get the child support judgement revisited but she refused to open the door for the sheriff to serve her. When we mentioned this to her she said that we would be hearing from her lawyer. At this point, if we have to get a lawyer, we will proceed with out second attempt to get custody of my husband’s son. I am not trash talking, but at this point in her life, she is not a fit mother. She is in and out of rehab and the child and her are living with her parents. She never answers the phone for my husband to talk with his child nor does she hold up to the visitation judgement. Not to mention my husband is active duty in NC and she lives in MO. When we came home she allowed my husband to spend a few hours with his son and said that he needed to return home because they had plans with her family. She told my husband and per the visitation agreement that he would be able to see his child after school during the week but everyday we attempted to confirm the plans as such she would say that we couldn’t come get him. She goes for months not answering the phone or allowing my husband to talk with him son. At this point, we are curious to know that if we go through with this will be able to obtain custody of our son?!

    1. Nicholas Baker

      Anyone that tells you definitively that you can win or won’t win is lying to you. There is a chance at winning, but you must act fast and be prepared to spend the money necessary to obtain an expert father’s rights attorney (as you can find on our site!). If she is really in and out of rehab, he should immediately file for an emergency change in custody. The main problem is that he lives out of state, and normally, courts do not like sending kids out of their jurisdiction. As far as child support is concerned, this is treated as a separate issue from custody. It is better to approach the child custody matter first so it does not appear as though your main goal is to eliminate paying support. Speak with one of our expert child custody attorneys right away.

      1. HELP!!! I am the fiancé of a fabulous hard working father who is going through hell trying to get sole custody of his youngest daughter whom is 2. The mother of the child has a dirty and unsafe environment, works second shift, 1:30-10:00p, therefore leaving him and I to care for the child at least 10 hours a day, not to mention when she stays the night 2-3 times a week, every other weekend, and sometimes on her mothers weekend. I have receipts with dates and times as well as itemized of the needs and wants of the 2 year old and the mother has filed for child support. She only SPENDS THE NIGHT AT HER MOMS!!! I have text messages, recorded calendar of everything associated with this baby and how we care for her. I am also certified to teach young children, when she is here, she responds okay to a routine and learning time that is not offered with her mother. How do we start this process to get this baby out of that rat hole?!?!?!

  19. My husband has a 13 year old son. He and his mom were never married. They never went to court because they were always friendly and got along. My husband has paid child support from day one and has been in his life from day one. So there was never anything established in court. He lives with her and visits us every other weekend. He will be 14 in May. A year ago she got a new boyfriend and her and my husbands son moved into the boyfriends house. The a few months after that she filed for more money and now she is getting more than enough money. However she is not spending any of it on my husbands son. The weekends he is with us she is out around town or taking trips with the boyfriend. And when my husbands son is at home they do nothing and he sits in his room. So about 3 months ago my husbands son came to him and told him that he wants to live with us and go to high school out here with us. He told my husband that his mom and the boyfriend don’t take him anywhere or do anything with him and he is happier when he comes to our house. We always do family things together when he is here and we have a lot of family by us that he see frequently. My husband has never been to court because the mom and him have always gotten along. What are our chances of winning custody? My husband has a great job…he can provide. Him and I have been married for 9 years and his son has had his own room in our house for the past nine years. His mom has moved him around a lot. How much does the court take into consideration that his son wants to live with us because he does not feel comfortable in his moms boyfriends house. I just wanted to get some info because we have never been to court before.

  20. Hello, I am in progress with trying to help my husband file for custody of his three children.. The children are still in they’re mothers custody but have been living with us for 7 months and our in school down here where we live. She works and lives about an hour away from here but does not help support the kids or come often to see them. He still has to pay her child support monthly because he owes but at the same time the kids are with us.. She’s has a job but my husband owns his own business and has been supporting the kids the past seven months without any help on her end.. We have a stable home for the kids with there own bedroom and she has had no room for them where she lives.. Is there any chance of him winning custody of his kids

    1. Nicholas Baker

      If the kids have been living with their dad for 7-months, now is the time to file for custody. Do it now, and speak with one of our father’s rights attorneys for the expert help you deserve. Now is the time to strike – get started now!

  21. My husband and I are trying to get custody of his almost three year old daughter. He is paying child support and yet never gets time with his daughter. We know for a fact that the mother has moved out of the state of Arkansas to live with a boyfriend which is now the father of her other child. We found this out almost two months after the move. We know there is no other income besides child support going to the mother and wanted to know if the court will look at income of my husband and I as a more stable environment. There is no past abuse on my husband or I and we just want to make sure she is taken care of to the best extent.

    1. The first thing you must do immediately is to file a Petition for Return of the Minor Child to the State of Arkansas. Get that child back immediately, without acting quickly like this, a judge will not take your claim seriously. As for custody, unfortunately, judges do not necessarily look at income as the major factor of the best interests of the child. However, you have the right to force her to bring your child back to Arkansas immediately, and if she has nowhere to live, you may be able to get temporary custody, which could turn into permanent custody. Call us right away, waiting will destroy your case! He deserves to get the father’s rights that he deserves!

  22. I am extremely concerned about my son and his situation. Long story short, he and his fiance’ were living together, engaged and made the decision to get pregnant. A week and a half ago, she moved back home with her parents which is 2 1/2 hours away. She decided she wasn’t happy here, packed her things and left. She has cut all ties with my son and all of us. At this point I just don’t know what to do for him. She is 15 weeks pregnant. The baby is not due until July. My biggest concern is for her safety and the safety of the baby. She had been taking anti-depressants for several years and stopped about a month and a half into the pregnancy. I am concerned this may be the reason for her behavior. He desperately wants to be a part of her life and the unborn child. She is not allowing it. Is there anything we can do? If not, what needs to be done once the baby is born?

    1. If she is a danger to herself and possibly the unborn baby, a case can be filed in probate court to appoint a guardian over her. This is a long-stretch, and probably not a good use of money.
      The most effective means of taking care of this situation is by immediately filing a Complaint to Establish Parentage when the child is born. Once that is done, he can assert his rights to being the father in court, and obtain immediate visitation from the judge. If she is involved in negative behavior, he may even fight for custody of the child.
      Getting things in order for that time is essential – start putting away $150/month so that you can afford a father’s rights attorney who can fight for him – it will be the best money ever spent. Prepare now!

    1. In most instances, yes. What you need to do is to go back to court and file a complaint for parentage and ask for a DNA test because you believe someone else is the father of your child. The problem with child custody during divorce is that husband is generally presumed to be the father of any children born during the marriage. This needs to be proved otherwise, which will require you appearing in court and testifying that someone else is dad and then having all parties DNA tested. This is not an easy process, it is extremely difficult.

  23. worked as a surveyor from age 18 to 27. self employed after that. went to jail for the first time at age 30 when my ex was caught stealing money from here parents and basically took the fall for it. stayed in jail for 42 in which during that time her parents sold my house and 4 days after i got released i was served with papers saying ex-wifes parents were taking custody due to no place to live. they knew i wouldnt sign them over to dss so they took custody. one child is the paternal the other child i raised alone starting at 17 when the egg donor decided she didnt want to be a mother. i worked 6 or 7 days a week raising my kids while the mother wouldnt even get her lazy tail out of bef to pick up the kids from school at 2:30. i took off work everyday and picked kids up from school. on weekends took my kids to waterfalls, on hiking trails, the beach for the weekends. my problem with fighting this is the ones that have custody my ex father in law used to be a cop. they live in the city of inman. thier next door neighbor is a judge that decided to see the case while i was in jail. by the time i got out of jail, they changed my charges for what i went to court for to something else. i could probably still sue the city of inman to this day if someone wants to take this case, it should pay in the long run. PLEASE HELP

    1. That is a terrible, sad story. Although you definitely got the short end of the stick here, you do have fathers rights that can be enforced. You have the right to visitation and you should act on it by filing a parentage action with your county court. Give us a call, this is a messy situation and you need help.

  24. I am asking questions on behalf of my former son in law. I will call him Joe. Joe was married to my daughter (Val) for a few years and they have 3 children. Joe cheated and got another girl (Amy) pregnant and then my baby became pregnant. Ultimately Val and Joe got a divorce and Joe ended up marrying Amy. Joe is in the military and my daughter Val gave him 51% custody of the children in order for Joe to get a higher BAH (basic housing allowance) so he could give her more child support. My daughter has had a few cases with CPS, but there was nothing substantial for them to remove children. There has been some medical neglect due to a grandson not having glasses that he desparately needed. She has been evicted from one apartment and has always been behind on rent. She has a loser boyfriend who does not work and the money she gets in child support doesn’t last. I am the grandmother. Val and the kids have lived with me for years because she could not afford tolive on her own in San Diego. I got a divorce and moved to another state. I took the kids for 6 months so my daughter could get her act together. It appears she is no better off today. I just visited my grandkids for a week and when I went to pick them up their house was filthy, it smelled of ammonia and there was animal feces through out the apartment. During the entire week the kids informed me that the boyfriend is mean to them and sometimes they do not get enough to each and they are not allowed to watch TV because boyfriend plays video games and on Sundays they are not allowed to come out of their room because Val and boyfriend watch football. She was asked again to allow me to take the kids for awhile so she can get her act together, but she refused. When we dropped off the kids she had cleaned up some of the house knowing we would ask questions. The kids room was still a mess. She lives in a 3 bedrooom apt and all 3 kids sleep in one room and on the same bed because they use the other bedroom for storage. The apt is small and she does not have a table for them to eat at and the kids say they sit on the floor and eat or they stand. In this tiny apt she has 2 cats, 1 dog and a ferret which are illegal in CA. Since she can not afford to get shots for the animals they are not allowed outside so they go to the bathroom in the apt. I know this is a very lengthy story, but my former son in law is willing to do what ever it takes to get custody of the kids. Does he have a case in anyway? Those kids need to grow up being kids. My oldest grandson who is nine has to take care of the younger two children. They were so sad to see me leave and cried so hard and could be heard screaming as we left the apt.

  25. I am asking questions on behalf of my former son in law. I will call him Joe. Joe was married to my daughter (Val) for a few years and they have 3 children. Joe cheated and got another girl (Amy) pregnant and then my baby became pregnant. Ultimately Val and Joe got a divorce and Joe ended up marrying Amy. Joe is in the military and my daughter Val gave him 51% custody of the children in order for Joe to get a higher BAH (basic housing allowance) so he could give her more child support. My daughter has had a few cases with CPS, but there was nothing substantial for them to remove children. There has been some medical neglect due to a grandson not having glasses that he desparately needed. She has been evicted from one apartment and has always been behind on rent. She has a loser boyfriend who does not work and the money she gets in child support doesn’t last. I am the grandmother. Val and the kids have lived with me for years because she could not afford tolive on her own in San Diego. I got a divorce and moved to another state. I took the kids for 6 months so my daughter could get her act together. It appears she is no better off today. I just visited my grandkids for a week and when I went to pick them up their house was filthy, it smelled of ammonia and there was animal feces through out the apartment. During the entire week the kids informed me that the boyfriend is mean to them and sometimes they do not get enough to each and they are not allowed to watch TV because boyfriend plays video games and on Sundays they are not allowed to come out of their room because Val and boyfriend watch football. She was asked again to allow me to take the kids for awhile so she can get her act together, but she refused. When we dropped off the kids she had cleaned up some of the house knowing we would ask questions. The kids room was still a mess. She lives in a 3 bedrooom apt and all 3 kids sleep in one room and on the same bed because they use the other bedroom for storage. The apt is small and she does not have a table for them to eat at and the kids say they sit on the floor and eat or they stand. In this tiny apt she has 2 cats, 1 dog and a ferret which are illegal in CA. Since she can not afford to get shots for the animals they are not allowed outside so they go to the bathroom in the apt. I know this is a very lengthy story, but my former son in law is willing to do what ever it takes to get custody of the kids. Does he have a case in anyway? Those kids need to grow up being kids. My oldest grandson who is nine has to take care of the younger two children. They were so sad to see me leave and cried so hard and could be heard screaming as we left the apt.

  26. Hello, My daughter lives in Wisconsin and I live in Illinois, her mother is in jail for child endangerment and the Courts have placed her with the maternal grandparent. Does my fatherly rights supersede grandparents rights. I want SOLE CUSTODY….. Thanks

  27. We live in Louisiana. My son was the primary care giver for my 9 year old grandson for 7 years. His wife texted him that she wanted a divorce and within a week he was supeonaed to go to court. She basically set him up because the judge ordered a drug test on the spot, he was found with weed in his system, she wasn’t. She had stopped smoking it about 6 months prior to this date. She has accused him in court of domestic violence which the judge found not true, but a restraining order was put into place non the less. I am afraid my son does not have a chance at custody even though he was the one who raised my grandson. The judge seams bias toward the mother in this case. My son has information to prove he was primary care giver and also proof that he was not the only one in household that smoked weed. But I have watched this judge rule, she gives him no slack. The Domestic violence didn’t hold up so why put an additional restraining order out on him. My son is of mixed race and his wife is white. Most of you may not think this is important but it is still an issue in south La. courts. We found out recently that the wife’s lawyer is one of the judges pets. How do we get a fair trial with this going on. The judge ordered my son out of the house but she also ordered alimony to be paid to him. Custody is coming up soon can anyone help me.

    1. Family Law Advice

      This is not an easy decision. Please contact us right away so we can get started on figuring out your child custody needs.

  28. I just lost my case a few days ago. I have two kids that have been abused for over 6 years by their mother. I worked so hard trying to gather all of the information to have a succesful case. The day of the hearing, the judge decided not to even bother reading my motions, instead he just went ahead and told my attorney to sit down and made a desicion to hand my kids over to their mother. My kids went histerical when I told them that they were going back to their mother. My oldest one talked about killign himself, he begged me to spak to the judge but I could not because i was told that if I said a word I would be arrested. It took the judge 10 minutes to make a desicion for my kids future. I don’t know what to do but I need real help. I hired an attorney that never showed up to court and sent his assistant which I did not even know. I did not hire his assistant but they are still trying to charge me. The assistant did not say one word, not one word to the judge. He did not know anything about the case. What can I do? I want my kids future to be secured. Please help!

    1. Family Law Advice

      First things first, file a complaint with the state attorney registration and disciplinary board for ineffective assistance of counsel. Next, hire a proven winner, as found on our site, and request that they file a motion to reconsider and if necessary, an appeal. Our team can do it, contact us right away!

  29. My wife moved out of home with kids without my consent. She has refused to take my calls. I have no idea if she is planning to seek a divorce or not. In case she’s planning for a divorce, what legal action can I take to get her and my kids back? What are my rights? How can you help?

    1. Family Law Advice

      File for divorce and the immediately afterwards file a petition for temporary and permanent custody of the minor children. Do this fast, you cannot waste time. Get a father’s rights attorney right here who can help!

    1. Family Law Advice

      You need to file a petition to establish parentage and ask the court for temporary or permanent custody and visitation. Our team of father’s rights lawyers are pros when it comes to fighting for a man’s child custody and visitation rights.

  30. My son is being taken advantage of by his ex girlfriend and he needs a father’s rights lawyer. she won’t let him spend any time with his baby and she doesn’t even change the diapers on a regular basis. I tried to hire a lawyer but they told me that there isn’t anything that can be done because hes not on the birth certificate. How does he get that changed and get his fathers rights?

    1. Family Law Advice

      These types of situations are terrible and not in the best interests of the children. It is important for a child to grow up with a father and your son needs a true father’s rights attorney to fight for him! No one should have ever told him it is hopeless, that lawyer should have their license taken away from them. Your son needs a father’s rights attorney to 1. file a Complaint to Establish Parentage, 2. Petition for Temporary and Permanent Custody or Visitation, and 3. ask for the parties to be taken to a mediator. Our team of father’s rights lawyers will fight for your son, contact us right away!

  31. Hello, I need to know what to do about getting custody of my three year old daughter. My daughter is living with my mother and I am starting a new job next week. Can I file custody for my daughter? Her mother is not working and doesn’t have a place to live and clearly cannot take care of her. I don’t mind her having visitation but she snuck off with her once before and I’m afraid she’ll do it again, can you help me?

    1. My brother has a little girl who will be 1 yr old the 9th of Nov. The child lived with the mothers
      Parents for 9 mons an the took care of the baby. He got his DNA test back an 99.998% he has been for her sence. In August the mother ended up getting caught in a lot of lies with mediation. So tney ended up move in both. Sne is never here an doesn’t want to be a mom. She said for him to go get full custody of the baby. What papers does he need or what should he do?

      1. Family Law Advice

        He needs to hire an attorney right now before too much time goes by. If the mother of his child is not making good decisions, he needs to act quickly to make sure he gets the rights he deserves! He needs to file a petition to establish parentage and ask for temporary and permanent custody.

  32. Hello, I have a unfortunate situation and am looking for representation on behalf of my children and I.
    I received a letter from The family court of Westchester for a preliminary hearing regarding child support on behalf of my estranged wife. She is demanding Sole custody, child support and and for me to have only visitation rights.
    Our Original verbal agreement when she left around 3 years ago was physical joint custody. We were to discuss a financial agreement when i found work and got out of debit from being out of work. I have and have had my children fri -sun all holidays from night before with following days leading to or from a weekend. (example Thanksgiving, They live with me about 4 pm wed till sun about 8 pm)
    Children and I never wanted them to leave our family home to be with their mother. My daughters are 11 and 13 now. Twin boys 7 yo, I only agreed to this because of the better schools in Westchester vs the Bronx and at that time I was unable to care for them financially full time due to loosing my City job because of budget cuts. I did request to keep them full time since I was out of work but she refused. My daughters want to come home with their father and my sons never want to leave. Their mother is rarely their. She is at her boyfriends apt for days or she is at work leaving the children to be cared for by her mother who also lives their . She does not cook and when she is home locks herself in her room with little to no interaction with children. Or in her room with her boyfriend.
    What i am looking for, To get full custody of all 4 of my children or to get physical joint custody. I do not wsh to keep my children from their grandmother. Please let me know if you can help us,

    1. Family Law Advice

      You need to speak with us immediately and have a petition for emergency change in custody filed on your behalf. Your father’s rights are being violated if you are not ableto spend time with the children while their mother is staying at her boyfriends house overnight. you should be given a right of first refusal whereby if she is not going to be home, you have the right to have the kids at your house that night. Get the father’s rights that you deserve right now by speaking with us right away!

  33. Hi,

    I am currently engaged and about to be married to a wonderful woman that has a 6 year old child.

    She currently has primary custody of her child, but the childs father gets every other weekend with her, as well as twice on the weekdays after school for a few hours.

    Her father has quite the bad history, and for a while required supervised visits.

    We currently live in NH. I recently came by a decent job opportunity out of Boston, MA. I will be making more than enough to support both of them and can offer both of them a wonderful life. Unfortunately, it would require that we move 50-75 miles east away from her ex-husband to accomodate a reasonable commute to Boston (trying to stay in-State).

    The divorce and custody agreement between my fiance and her ex-husband clearly states that she was granted a “100-mile radius” to maintain. It says nothing about being in-State. I am not familiar with NH law.

    I was wondering that if we were to move within this 100-mile radius, could he fight us moving – successfully? Could we fight back, and win?

    We can keep the every other weekend agreement, but the twice a week factor for a few hours would be concerning since that would obviously need to be changed.

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    Thank you very much,
    David

    1. Family Law Advice

      Call us right away. Generally, you are not allowed to take a child out of the state, however, depending how the parenting agreement is worded, this may be a possibility because of the 100-mile radius. Speak to one of our family law attorneys soon and we will put you in touch with expert child custody help and advice.

  34. I need help getting custody of my 12yr old daughter. she lives in Virginia with her mom and does not want to continue to live there. Her mom promised her she could live with me August 9th 2013 and as of August 1 2013 my daughter was advised that she will not be coming to live with me. my daughter has failed 7th grade due to the lack of attention/support from her mom. Now she is devastated, she is crying and begging to come live with me. what are my rights? what can i do? I have partial custody through the Hanover County Courts but i live in Florida. Can my daughter decide for herself to come live with me? can i go pick her up and bring her to live with me since her mom already wrote a letter in July stating that she was allowing her to come live with me in Florida. Please tell me what my rights are and what can i do?

    1. Family Law Advice

      Children can not decide for themselves which parent they want to live with. In most instances, courts will only give their opinion very small weight. You need to file for a modification of custody in Virginia courts since that is where the child and the original order exists. Asking the judge to appoint a mediator will help them get to the bottom of things. This is not easy, fast or cheap. It will take time, but fighting for your family will be worth it in the end.

  35. i live in illinois. my ex-wife was ordered to to let me have visitation with my kids every other weekend from friday after school until sunday evening. This last time when i went to pick up the kids, my oldest daughter had a fat lip and she told me that her mother’s new boyfriend and her got into an argument and her mother slapped her in the face. I don’t trust these people with my kids, and want to know if i have a chance at winning custody of my kids. I know that i deserve to have father’s rights, but i don’t know how to get them.

    1. Family Law Advice

      In Illinois, you have the opportunity to fight for some of the best father’s rights anywhere in the country. The law has moved farther there than most states. If your ex is striking your child in the face and leaving marks, you need to hire one of our father’s rights attorneys and have them file a Petition for Emergency Change of Custody right away. In most cases, the judge will order you to receive temporary possession of the children until a full and complete investigation takes place. A guardian ad litem (GAL) will most likely be brought into the court to represent the needs of the children, and you will stand a good chance at winning custody of your ids! Get your father’s rights today by calling our team!

  36. my step daughters mom has live in boyfriends that frequently change and are constantly moving in and out of her house. my step daughter is 11, my husband and i have been together since she was 4months, and married now for 4.5 years. we have lived in the same home for 5 years, and just had a baby girl of our own. currently she has sole custody, but parenting time is 50/50, sometimes us or our family have her more time as she will dump her off on anybody who will take her on her weekends. the mother has ordered a no contact with her own family due to other past issues. she treats my step daughter horrible, refuses to get FREE state assisted health care, or insurance through her own employer for her and instead wants us to pay for insurance. has refused dental care paid for by our family. and over all is more interested in her guy of the month than being a loving parent. we will be contacting DHS for neglect on her part. we want custody! we don’t even need a visitation schedule, she could call up anytime if she wanted to take her and spend time with her. do we have a case?

    1. Any time you want to change a custodial arrangement, you are fighting an uphill battle–it is never easy to do. Having your ducks in a row, so to speak, with evidence and proof of these activities is important. Hiring the right attorney is your only sure fire way to get what you and your family deserve. you only get one chance here–don’t blow it by going it alone or hiring a new general practitioner–get an expert! Look, your husband needs to know that winning a custody battle can be difficult and expensive, but in the end, it will be well worth his fight. There is no easy way out of this, but presenting your case in the best possible light is important.

  37. my sons mother will not let me see my child. I pay child support, i send presents over all the time, I offer to pickup and dropoff at school and I even pay for all his medical care and the private school he goes to. It’s not fair that a mother gets these rights when she doesn’t do a thing for him! What can i do, i know i deserve to get my father’s rights but i don’t know how.

    1. Family Law Advice

      You deserve to get father’s rights to custody and visitation. When a parent withholds your child like this, you need a father’s rights attorney to come out swinging and defending your rights. Our team is full of experienced father’s rights attorneys who will fight for your custody rights! don;t waste any more time, contact us now!

  38. I live in Missouri, my wife left me in March for her ex boyfriend who just got out of prison in October. We have a 6 year old son together. The boyfriend is living with her and my son is also living in the house with them when he is there. He has warrants out for his arrest. I have been working with a lawyer in order to get full custody but just as we were getting ready to serve her the papers she informed me that she is now pregnant with this guys kid. My lawyer informed that we now cannot proceed with going forward with filing for full custody for my son even though he is in a neglectful situation until this child is born until this child born because we are still legally married. What can I do?? What about my son???? How can this be??? Does my son not have any rights just because his Mother gets pregnant again??? I need help.

    1. You have rights and so does your child. You need to file for divorce immediately and ask the court to make you the custodial parent for your child. A judge will not wait for her to have another child to begin deciding what is in your child’s best interests. File for divorce immediately and once she is served, file a petition for temporary and permanent custody of the minor child as well. This will get you in front of a judge, and keep in mind, you better have more evidence than just “he said she said,” because you saying one thing and her saying another will not hold weight in court. You must make your case with documented proof, not just what you personally think.

  39. The DCSS of riverside inform me that the mother can write to stop DCSS from collecting any more support. do u know about this if so what should letter say

    1. In order to let you know some helpful advice, we need to have you fill out the form on this site so that an attorney in your area can properly assess your individual case and provide real, meaningful support for your case.

  40. The mother of my child has to be supervised with my son by her mom and they r not allowing me to see my 6 month old they only allowed me to keep him for four weekends I need HELP PLEASE what do I do can’t afford high retainer fees

  41. I moved back to new York from Michigan a few months ago to get an apartment and job for my son my son mom said she would come when I did this but has decided she’s not coming and plans on keeping my son there and has filed for child support on me it’s only been 6 months how do I file for custody I need to know what’s my options!! Thanks

    1. That is a difficult situation and you are in for a serious uphill battle. You need a Michigan attorney to fight for you, but if you are looking for custody and removal of the child from Michigan to New York, it is probably best to rethink your probably outcomes. Once you’ve left the state for 6-months, even though it was for admirable reasons–to provide for your child, the court will almost never let you remove the child from Michigan to New York. Your best option is to connect with a father’s rights attorney on this site who can advocate on your behalf. Keep in mind, if there are things about your ex’s living situation that are dangerous for your child, you may be able to put up a bigger fight by showing these things in court–but you will need proof, more than just your word versus hers. Good luck, and don’t give up the fight. Talk to a father’s rights attorney right now.

    2. I have a family member that moved out of his family home in April of this year. He moved to Delaware to gain employment. He now lives with his girlfriend and her children and wants to get sole custody. The mother and his child live in Florida. I saw a similar question about New York and Michigan and I was wondering if that is similar to Florida and Delaware. Any assistance you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

      Thanks

  42. My divorce was final the beginning of August, I got thehouse and most of the stuffing the house. We didn’t have a set visitation because it what we agree on for our son. I wanted full custody twas told that is impossible. I found out after the divorce was being processed that she had cheated on me for years, but my attorney said I couldn’t do anything without picture proof. Now she hs decided she wants the house. I could care less about the house, I just want my son. Is there any chance of this happening?

    1. The cards are stacked against you here, and in most states, a cheating spouse does not necessarily mean that you have a better chance at gaining custody of your child. However, in some instances, being able to show that your child is around multiple intimate partners on a frequent basis may be a good basis for arguing that your child is in an environment detrimental to his well-being. Your attorney is correct though, without proof, it is your word against your exes word. Good luck, and consider enlisting the help of a private detective to provide proof of these allegations.

  43. My wife took off to another county with the children visiting cousins. She filed for full custody in that county. Can she take me to court in a different county than her residential address?

    1. You need to get an attorney to help you immediately and you need to file a motion in your county. Do not waste any time, you need to fight soon. you should probably also contact the police since she is violating a court order giving you custody. do these things immediately!

  44. I need a lawyer to get me my fathers rights in california. I pay child support every paycheck, way too much even I’m sure of it. She still won’t let me have my son for weekends and my mom, grandam, barely gets to see him too. How can i get my fathers rights?

    1. We can help you fight for your father’s rights in California! Fill out the form on this page to get started with a local attorney right away! It sounds like you need both your child support reviewed and a visitation order put in place so you can spend time with your son. Only a father’s rights attorney in California can advise you of your rights, so don’t waste any more time!

  45. The mother of my baby girl won’t let me see her. I tried to take her to court myself and the judge would not let me say anything. What are my father’s rights and how do I get to see my girl? Shes 11 months old now.

    1. Going to court without a lawyer is a dangerous thing to do and a very bad idea. When fighting for your father’s rights, it is important to have an attorney that will fight for you every step of the way. A father’s rights attorney will file the proper complaint for parentage, petition for visitation and other necessary documents to get you your rights to spend time with your daughter. Don’t waste any more time, time is of the essence when fighting for father’s rights. Get started today by filling out the contact form on this site!

      1. I just got a hold of an attorney after emailing in on this page. I can’t believe they actually got back to me so late at night. I know how theyre going to fight for my father’s rights, and I just wanted to thak yall for puting this info out there for people to read and learn what to do.

  46. I need help getting my father’s rights. My babies mama won’t answer the phone when I call and I haven’t seen my son in 3 months. How do i get my father’s rights and see my son?

    1. Shaun, your father’s rights needs to be protected and you must act as quickly as possible to fight for your father’s rights. One of the worst things you can do is wait any longer because the more time that separates you from your son will make your chances of winning custody of your son or gaining overnight visitation difficult. Contacting us on our site for free and fast divorce consultation with an attorney in your area is essential to fight for your father’s rights. We have father’s rights attorneys who are available every day of the week; contact us immediately to get started on getting your father’s rights back and fighting for your family!

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