Legal Question in Family Law in Alabama

My ex- husband and I have joint custody and he has primary care. He is recently trying to refuse visitation due to my 8 year relationship with a African- American man. Is this legal and what are my options?

Asked on 10/19/12, 6:15 am

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C. Terry Gregg, Jr. Law Offices of Terry Gregg, LLC
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The terms of visitation in your Final Decree of Divorce should set out the times and places you are allowed visitation with your child.

Without seeing your visitation schedule, I am positive that the race of your significant other does not provide a legitimate right of refusal of visitation. Ask yourself first, "If I have seen this man for 8 years, why would he only recently object to this?" Be honest with yourself first, then go see an attorney immediately as you might have a legal basis to alter your visitation and/or custody.

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Answered on 10/19/12, 6:24 am

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