My son's mother and I have joint custody over our son. I'm married & have been with the same woman for 8 years. She was engaged & was with the same man for 9 years. They recently split. She wants to move her brand new boyfriend in to her home where our son stays on his days with her & he has a record of DUI's and drug arrests. I don't think the timing nor the man is appropriate. Do I have any rights or say in this situation?
Typically parents can date who they wish.
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If this is a situation which could adversely effect the child; such as exposing the child to drugs and crime, then it may be grounds to modify custody and visitation arrangement. Please seek out a local attorney licensed to practice in Virginia for more information.
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Typically, parents with joint legal custody have the ability to parent as they see fit when the child is in their custodial care. Mere suspicion that this man is a danger to the welfare of your child is not enough.
In the event your ex- has a record of making reckless decisions that effect your son, or in the event she begins making reckless decisions that adversely effect your son, then you may have grounds for modification.
You should speak with an experienced family law attorney about the specific facts of your case. You should also review the language of your current agreement/order and see if you have any recourse via that.
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