I am going to court in middle Georgia, to legitimize my daughter. My ex said she will not do every other weekend UNLESS she approved of a babysitter. I have an erratic schedule. No set dats off. I just want to see my child.
Im glad you are going to Legitimate your daughter. Can the mom do this? Certainly. Doesn’t mean she will get it. However, I can say it is not unusual for the “other parent” to have a voice in selection of caregivers. After all, it is her child too.
First of all your case will likely go badly unless you get a lawyer. Trying your case on AVVO isn't a substitute.
Courts absent compelling reasons likely won't let her screen your sitters. But if you are planning to need them slot that would be unusual and may affect you getting what you seek. More likely is a right of first refusal when you'll need a sitter. The fact you didn't ask about that should tell you that you aren't equipped to do this pro se.
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The mother can ask for the right to approve any babysitter, or she could ask for the right of first refusal with regard to any time the child would be left with a babysitter. Whether or not the court would grant either depends on the specific circumstances of your case and how well those circumstances are presented to the court. Keep in mind, you can ask that those things be made mutual (i.e. that you have to approve any child care she has and that you get a right of first refusal).Generally, if your case is presented well, the court is not going to allow her to micromanage your time with your child, and believe me, many new mothers try that. You are doing the right thing by filing to legitmate. Just make sure you finish well by hiring an attorney who can present the right facts and evidence to the court in a compelling manner. Good luck to you.
No. judge will give you every other weekend visitation without supervision of the babysitter decision unless child in danger. Set free consultation for more info.
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