If my daughter just had a baby and the father left her a week before the birth, does she need to file any kind of custody paper so that he doesn’t try to get her?

Asked on September 20, 2012 under Family Law, Alabama

Answers:

B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

It's always better to have court orders in place. Since he's dad, he could be considered to have the same access and rights to the child as the mom.  A court order will regulate the when and the how of his visitations.  It will also give your daughter a means of enforcement if he violates any custody provisions.


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