First, child support won't be forgiven. He has to pay like anyone else. Next, he will get timeshare, but you friend needs to ask that it be supervised, in a visitation center for a couple of years if possible, but with a trusted relative if not.
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He cannot get child support forgiven. And as for time sharing with the child, if he petitions the court he may end up getting some, but I would imagine a judge is going to order it to be supervised. Much more info would be needed so if there is indeed a court action filed I would recommend you consult with a local attorney.
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I agree with my colleagues re: child support. Just because someone attempts to establish some measure of contact or time-sharing does not guarantee success, however, it is likely to happen if not only for short, supervised periods of time. Notwithstanding, you really need an attorney to look at all of your facts---this forum is not geared towards comprehensive case analysis. Thanks and have a great day.
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More information is needed in general but the Court could conceivably allow him visitation time but it likely will be in a supervised setting such as the child advocacy center. He has to pay child support and the Court will not let him reduce the amount he owes or forgive it unless he has proof that he paid it or you agree to give him credit. Your girlfriend should consult with an attorney in the area. Most Avvo attorneys offer a free consultation. Good Luck.
B. Elaine Jones, Esq.
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