What to do to prepare myself as a new mom and custody?

Asked about 1 year ago - Orange, VA

My babies father has been to the hospital 2 times last year for self harm, he has a drug charge, and I have text messages where he talks about killing himself and jumping off a bridge, would those help me?

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  1. James Donald Garrett

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . Custody and visitation are determined by what is in the best interest of the child. If the father is suicidal and considered to be a danger to the child, that will certainly have an affect on the case. You should contact a child custody attorney in your area to help you with your case. They will be able to explain and apply the statutes and case law governing the "best interest" standard.

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  2. David Michael Mccormick


    Contributor Level 12


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    Answered . They would help you out tremendously. Your attorney may be able to build a case for supervised visitation only, until these issues are under control. The best interests of the child will be protected.

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