My daughter is 2 1/2. When she was 6 weeks old her father took me to court and was awarded two hours every other Friday and Saturday. We were recommended to seek mediation for a permanent parenting plan. For two years he did not use visitation. He would pass out in my driveway drunk most nights and text me in the morning that he was there to see his daughter or would randomly show up..sometimes every day and sometimes I wouldn't hear from him for weeks. I put up with the behavior bc it was worth it to me if that was how he wanted to exercise visitation and he never asked for her on his own. He clearly had substance abuse issues and the idea of him being alone with her at such a delicate age terrified me. At a 1 1/2 years old he stopped coming around almost at all..45 mins a month several times.. Around her second birthday he asked to have her alone..He now had a girlfriend and wanted unsupervised visits. I said no and talked to a lawyer. She at the time thought he would get supervised visits. She asked me to require him to start to see our daughter consistently..which he has been unable to do. It's been 6 months and we are about to go to court. Will he get custody or reunification?
It's impossible to guess what the court will do at your hearing. If the judge believes the information you have provided in your question, he or she may very well award him supervised visitation. If you are currently represented, however, you should contact your attorney prior to the hearing to discuss the possible outcomes.
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