A family member had a baby with her then-boyfriend. They broke up, but she has barred him any access to the baby. He is now trying to get things in order with child support, and my guess either shared or full custody. She is ignoring his attempts to get this settled. I’m not sure she will be at the court hearing when that comes up. Since she is preventing him from seeing his child, cut off communication, said it’s not his child, what is the likelyhood that the courts will decide in his favor? I have no doubt they will need to share custody as that’s fair but I am wondering how much more the judge will lean in his favor for custody rights partial or full with her actively avoiding him and keeping their child from him
Consequently, he is likely also better able to provide for the child and have better living conditions, if that factors in at all
Texas courts generally believe it is in children's best interest to have the opportunity to establish and maintain a relationship with both parents if there is no danger to the child. If she was served notice and does not attend the hearing, the final order may give him more time. If he has an attorney, the attorney may argue for more time based on her actions.
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