Re: dead beat dad out of prison...visitation
Originally posted by needleme What is the name of your state? SC
My son is 14 years old and doesn't want anything to do with his father.
His dad got visitation rights when son was 2 yrs old. Stopped seeing him in a few short months afterward. Father then went to prison for 5 years for breaking and entering and is listed on the sexual offenders list in SC. He was paroled and went back to jail in less than a year. While he was out, though, he convinced me and my husband that he was a "changed man" and wanted to rebuild a relationship with our son. During this time, he had my son (9 yrs old at the time) DRIVE HIS CAR WHILE HE (DAD) SMOKED CRACK ON A CRUSHED CAN IN THE PASSENGERS SEAT!!!! My son also witnessed his dad (actually caught in the act!) in an adulterous affair and begged him not to tell his wife. Then, his dad beat his PREGNANT wife so severely, he caused her to lose her spleen and almost killed her (doctors said 20 more minutes and she would have been dead). He went back to prison for another 5 years and was let out in Dec 2003.
We go to court April 29 for childsupport hearing and his dad has hinted to family and exwife that he wants visitation resumed.
What paperwork and such do I need to get together before court to try to have his rights altered/terminated, should the putts bring it up in court and the judge decided to hear him? My son is coming to court with me and will be glad to speak to the judge, if necessary.
Thanks so much.
Apparently you are taking him to court for child support now that he is out, and that is your right. as is his right to ask for visitation.
Under the circumstances that you have posted, I doubt he will get none other than supervised visitation at this point.
You do not need to knock yourself out digging up paperwork about his prison time,(You may not be entitled to it), simply state the facts to the judge. It will be the Judge who will see his record, and will rule according to that.
My opinion, your X will not get normal visitation if everything in your post is true. If he is a sexual affender as you stated, he must be supervised.
Get your son some counceling, for him to be dealing with his Bio dad this way, he must be pretty confused at this point.
Last edited by Shay-Pari'e; 04-14-2004 at 02:17 AM.
It is our unanimous opinion that you are damn right and it should be obvious to any moron that your (ex) (SO’s ex) (boss) (landlord) (local police) should be immediately (jailed) (fired) (reprimanded) (arrested) (demoted) (shot) (evicted).
In fact, you are so astonishingly correct in this matter, it will not surprise us one bit if you are offered a generous settlement, because, by golly, that’s just how it should be.