The father of a 2 month old child has taken a paternity test and it determined that the child was his. He is afraid that the mother will not allow him to see the child because he does not want a relationship with her, what should he do?
2 Answers from Attorneys
If the mother and father were not married to one another at conception or birth and are not now married to one another, the father will need to petition the court for visitation rights.
The father's best option is most likely going to be to retain an attorney and file an action in Family Court to seek visitation (or custody). Of course, more information would be needed about his specific situation before any specific advice could be given.
These are complex issues, and it is important that they be handled correctly. Therefore, it is important that you consult an experienced family law attorney to find out what options are available to you based on the facts of your particular case.
If you need more information, you can visit my family law blog (www.SCFamilyLaw.com) or our website (www.SpartanburgLawyers.com). I wish you the best of luck.
Related Questions & Answers
If my child is in the mothers care but her mother gets beat and smokes crack how... Asked 1/26/12, 11:06 pm in United States South Carolina Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody and Adoption
My parents have been taking care of my niece and nephew for six months and the... Asked 1/24/12, 6:06 am in United States South Carolina Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody and Adoption
What is the differences between having legal custody of a child and adopting that... Asked 1/24/12, 5:41 am in United States South Carolina Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody and Adoption
My husband forced me to leave our house, he filed a false report and tried to get me... Asked 1/23/12, 4:43 am in United States South Carolina Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody and Adoption
Can a case be brought back up years after the case was ruled on Asked 1/21/12, 4:58 pm in United States South Carolina Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody and Adoption