I have been dating my girlfriend for 5 months now. We are getting to a point where we think I should probably meet her kids. Her ex husband has an issue with this. I have a Domestic Battery conviction on my record. He did a background check on me, and does not want me to meet his children. The conviction was a plea that I took. It was a random incident that was not as bad as the court records make it out to be. I have completed my required classes and am paying off my fines. I have 2 children of my own, and the courts never saw a reason for me to not be around them or spend time with them. My question, and what my girlfriend is afraid of is, does he have the ability to take her back to court to modify their custody just if he is unhappy that I meet his children?
Sure, the father may attempt to obtain court relief using a background check and criminal history to bolster the argument. Have her hire skilled counsel to do a full investigation and preparation so on one including her is blindsided.
This is a duplicate question. As answered in your prior question: Your girlfriend's ex does have the right to return to court to seek a modification of custody or visitation. That does not mean he will be successful. However, in the meantime, unless there is a court order to the contrary, your girlfriend has an equal right to allow the children to spend time with anyone she so chooses. Tell her to go speak in person with an attorney for more detailed guidance and advice.
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Yes he can petition the court for anything he wants, that doesn't mean he will win. If he files something, tell your gf to talk to an attorney right away.
As my peers have said, the ex-husband can file a petition for "fill in the blank"; however, there are more questions that need to be answered, i.e. Are there any orders in place that place a restriction on who the children may meet/spend time with? Should there be such a provision in an order or a parenting agreement, then I would highly encourage your girlfriend to seek a family lawyer's opinion.
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