I have court dockets/summaries from my daughters mother's family and her husbands family. Will this help, and if so is it better to just stick with parents/siblings? My daughters mother was separated from her husband when she was born. He has not lived in the house for a year and still doesn't even though they are back together. She is now pregnant with another by him, will this be taken into any consideration? His family is involved in drug usage (I.E. mother, sister, cousins, brother) but not all have records.
NOTE: Husband still lives in PA.
Did not mention before. Custody and residence is located in VA.
Divorce / Separation Lawyer
I am sorry that your family is going through this, if the evidence is related to the child's care and those who impact his or her care, then it is relevant. take care.
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If the family members have contact with the child, their criminal records may be relevant (especially if there is drug use involved). Court dockets/summaries may not be admissible in court, however. The Rules of the Virginia Supreme Court contain the basic rules of evidence as to getting in most documents and should be reviewed. If there is a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) appointed for the child, these issues should be brought to his/her attention. Otherwise, especially if you are concerned about the child's health and safety, one should be requested and/or you should retain counsel to assist you in your case.
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