How much of a chance do I have in getting joint custody of my 7 week old son?

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How much of a chance do I have in getting joint custody of my 7 week old son?

I go to school ful-time, work, and serving in the Army Reserves. My son’s mother doesn’t work or go to school and is just on welfare. She also has only let me seen my son twice since his birth 7 weeks ago. She also made false claims to my school and I almost got kicked out because she claimed I was violent and threatening. She tried putting a restraining order on me but was dissolved because she had no evidence and im not a violent person with no criminal record.

Asked on November 5, 2012 under Family Law, California

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

From whjat you have written, there is a good chance that the court will grant you and the mother of the infant joint legal custody and some semblance to you physical custody of the child given the circumstances surrounding your day to day affairs. From what you have written, I suggest that you consult with a family law attorney to give you some guidance with respect to the matter that you have written about.


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