What are the chances of the father getting shared custody? (tallman as judge)
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#1 Aug 13, 2013
My best friend wants shared custody of his soon to be 2year son but his ex had never let him have his child outside her home and he always has paid child support. My friend has a 40hr job(8-4:30) and health insurance and she kept him from ever having his son outside her home, until recently with an emergency hearing so he has has his son once a week and e/o weekend. He only got so little with the emergency hearing b/c it is usual here in parkersburg to start out with minimum in an emergency hearing. What are his chances of having shared custody? She wants sole and he wants shared. Will the judge be upset she kept his son from him? He has texts begging to see him and her being awful. There was never any violence. Just a short 7month marriage and the divorce was no problem getting or no fighting over possesions. I was wondering if my friend should worry about her getting sole custody. They have to do mediation and even her lawyer has told his that she can't believe how she isn't willing to give just a little. So if in mediation it shows that he wants more time with his son (who absolutely ADORES him) and she isn't willing to budge at all how will that work? Will it be more in his favour?
#3 Aug 14, 2013
Yes. I've known him for years. I've seen the text messages and also been by the phone when she said some terrible things to his mother b/c his mother wanted to see her grandchild without having to go tothe mothers house. He isn't wanting to take his son away from her. He just wants a chance to be a dad and have more time and to be more involved. I've heard that Tallman does whats best for child and that is all that the dad wants. I'm just stressing that he wont get shared custody. Everyone around us keeps saying he should but I don't know how the family court works all that well in Parkersburg.
#4 Aug 15, 2013
First off child support and visitation/custody are two different things. If the father never paid a penny in child support he still has a legal right to see his child. Mediation is basically a waste of time since you said mom won't budge any. All mediation is for is to see if they can come to an agreement, if not then mediation is pointless. As for him getting shared custody, that is really up to the judge. No guarantee he will or won't get it, unless one or the other is endangering the child. Now for the most important part of my advice.....tell dad not to go into court and try to prove how mean and hateful mom has been. Or tell the court how she's done this or done that, said this or said that. Best thing he can do is go in and stay focused on his son, and keep reiterating to the judge how much time he wants to spend with his son.
He needs to stay focused on the son, not what mom has done. Let mom basically hang herself, because if she comes in and is bad mouthing dad,the judge will notice. Not if he is only granted minimum visitation, tell him not to get discouraged because visitation/custody is a long LONG process. But he needs to keep a written log of dates and times he has his son, when he picks him up and drops him off, and how many nights the son stays over with dad.
Also tell him to look up the child support laws online and also look up fathers rights online. Tons of info on there.
#5 Aug 16, 2013
Thank you. He has texts to her and will still say that she has and is a good mother to their son (besides the fact she kept him from him). He isn't looking to bad mouth her in court. Like you said all he really wants is to have more time with his son so that he can have the opportunity to raise his child and be a good father. The only thing he wants the judge to know is that all along he just wanted time with his son and she wouldn't allow it. One time he was off work for injury so the child support(before it was automatically taken out of check) was a little lower and when he asked to come over to see his son her response was,"since you only paid me "so and so" this week you can only see him for about an hr." He still has it saved on phone. Ugh. It definitely is a long process. He filed over a year ago and he still hasn't even started the first mediation session. He just feels he is missing so much of his son's life and it just breaks his heart. Thank you for answering respectively.
#6 Sep 9, 2013
Let me help you out in a very short series of questions.
Does he have boobs?
Yes - he will not only get shared custody, he will get full custody.
No - He's boned. Probably will never see his children again.
If he has boobs, will they potentially be made available to every judge, bailiff, and attorney present?
Yes - He will get full custody and the amount of child support will be set so high it is illegal. She will go to jail for asking to reconsider the amount in three years. She will never see the children despite any amount that is or is not paid.
No - Summary execution of all parties.
Does she have boobs?
Yes - Whoever has the nicer boobs and shows more of them during the trial wins.
No - Summary execution for her.
If she has boobs, will she make her breasts available to all judges, bailiffs, and attorneys involved?
Yes - You better show your boobs too if you value your life.
No - You have nothing to worry about. Nothing annoys all the powers that be like breasts of any caliber that are not offered up to them as if they are gods and the boobs are the sacrifice.
If you both plan on offering your boob sacrifice (boobrifice?), are you open to allowing an orgy in the courtroom or just after session has ended?
Yes - you will not be allowed to divorce.
No - Summary execution, your children will be put in a detention camp and made to perform slave labor for 45 years in order to pay for the court costs.
In short, it seems that if you go to court over children in the area you are just asking for a death sentence and nobody is allowed to be happy so sayeth the legal system of the area. I'd reconsider courts. Have you tried changing your name and leaving the area never to return, and getting a lobotomy after leaving so you never remember the horror you have witnessed?
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