How Do I See My Kid Los Angeles Child Custody Attorney David Pisarra tells you how
Hey guys, Dave Pisarra here with MensFamilylaw so we’re gonna talk about the situation where you have a child, you’re not married, so you’re just boyfriend girlfriend, you’re probably on the birth certificate, but maybe you’re not, and she won’t let you see the kid. So here’s the deal. Mom has legal custody of the child and physical custody of the child because she’s the mom. She’s gonna be on the birth certificate. If you’re on the birth certificate you have technically legal custody but the question becomes what’s that really mean in terms of actual day to day operations.You’re gonna have physical custody if mom is allowing you to see the baby, but the problem is when mom wants to move and takes the kid with her.
You don’t actually have a court order that says you have any time to actually see the child. The police are gonna look at it and say mom’s supposed to be with the baby because the baby is still probably nursing. So if you’ve got that situation where you’re a daddy bu you’re not actually a court ordered dad, paying child support with a court order for visitation, you’re kinda left out in the cold when the kids are really young. So that’s the situation where you’re going to have to file what’s called a paternity suit. Filing for paternity is a really easy thing we just fill out a couple of forms we get mom served, she’s got 30 days to file an answer, and then we can go forward and get a court order for.
Visitation, but that also means you’re probably going to have to pay child support, which if you’re a good dad you probably want to pay anyways and like a lot of my clients you’re probably already paying the rent, buying diapers, putting in food, paying for the utilities and it’s possible that your child support might actually go down. So this can be a good thing for you from a financial standpoint and it’s something that you definitely have to have if you want to make sure you have your rights to see your child. If you’ve got more questions, and you want to talk about it, please feel free to give me a call, check out the other tutorials, and read the blog, subscribe to our newsletter so you get the free Before.
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