Currently, we have shared parenting plan. Our daughter lives majority of time with me, and child support is garnished from father's paycheck. The house that my daughter and I were residing in will soon be sold at a foreclosure auction. I have no relatives here, while father has his family. He is residing with his sister and her family, and schizophrenic brother in the same house. I found a friend in Tampa area (130 miles away) who is allowing me to stay in their house in exchange for some help. Father is not allowing me to take my daughter with me. I hate to leave my daughter with him but dont see other choice and time is tight. I can visit my daughter every Saturday or Sunday but no longer will be primary parent. Can I lose custody of my child because I left her with her father?
Child custody involves decisions about who will be responsible for a child, including parental rights, for both married and unmarried parents, and adoptions.
Father's rights refers to the parental rights of the father, primarily child custody and visitation rights. Fathers sometimes also need to establish paternity.
by attorney Patrick Chatterton
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