Is there anyone who could advise why the court system says they determine custody and NCP visitation for a minor child by determining what is in the “best interest of the child”, but they really don’t. They give the NCP visitation when they are abusive, the child is afraid of them, they have drug and alcohol issues, as well as multiple and severe mental disorders that were presented and confirmed in court. Why is unsupervised overnight visits without the CP able to know where the child is- because the judge says “the father won’t let anything happen to the child and the mother is being overprotective”- when this person has multiple suicide attempts? An open-ended question I guess, but when it truly is best for the child to not have contact with this parent, why is it given? This question is mainly for anyone who wouldn’t mind sharing the flaws of the courts and judges and what a CP can truly do to keep their toddler safe. Thanks to anyone who answers.
It sounds like things didn't go the way you wanted or the way you expected it to go in court. Were you represented by a lawyer? Was the father represented? All I can tell you is that the judge may or may not have accepted or believed what you were saying about the father. What documentary evidence did you have admitted in the trial that supported the things you were saying about the father? He is apparently the actual father of your child and he now has parental rights including a schedule of visitation. It may not be easy, but you are going to have to trust him to care for the child.
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