My boyfriend is a sex offender. He is currently on probation for the crime. He has permission from his probation officer to be around my children, and I am always there when he is around them. My question is can my children's father take my kids away from me? Or what would be the most likely outcome if he took me to court about it? My boyfriend does not live with me and he only stays over on nights when my children are with their father. My boyfriend has never showed any ill intentions towards me or my children. Is there anything else I should be aware of moving forward as well? Thank you in advance. We live in Michigan and he is a Tier II offender.
If the father seeks physical custody, the fact that your boyfriend is a sex offender will go against you, in my opinion, regardless of the fact he is only around your children when you are present. There are many factors to be considered when addressing an issue relating to change of custody. You should, without a doubt, consult an very knowledgeable and experienced family law attorney in the Lansing area, of which there are many. Unfortunately, detailed information must be gathered and analyzed which cannot be done in this forum. You would be wise to make an investment of time, and possibly $$$, to explore your situation in far greater depth. It is not as simple as the fact that your boyfriend is a sex offender. If you need names of attorneys in the Lansing area, I would be happy to provide some.
Neil M. Colman
Mr. Colman is licensed to practice law in Michigan. The response herein is not legal advice and does not create an attorney/client relationship. The response is in the form of legal education and is intended to provide general information about the matter within the question. Oftentimes the question does not include significant and important facts and timelines that, if known, could significantly change the reply and make it unsuitable. Mr. Colman strongly advises the questioner to confer with an attorney in your state in order to ensure proper advice is received.
Be aware that new legislation pending in the MI legislature will, if passed, ban such an arrangement with a SORA registrant. You can follow this in the news, but better to conact a family law attorney in Lansing. Caution is required anyway, but this would be a ban.
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