There are two parents who do not get along. The father has not seen the child since birth. He has made several attempts to see and purchase his child items, but the mother will not allow him for some reason. He does not want to make this a long and drawn out process. He wanted to know would it be easier to have a lawyer write out a parenting plan and have her served with it or does he need to obtain a lawyer and go to court?
He should speak with a lawyer asap. If parties cannot agree on a parenting plan, then they will have to go to court.
This response is only general information and is not legal advice. It does not form an attorney-client relationship and should not be relied upon to take or refrain from taking any action. You should seek a qualified attorney before taking any action related to your inquiry.
In Mississippi, a parenting plan is an order for custody, visitation, et cetera. Order can be obtained with agreed orders and by order from the court. If the mother is resistant to visits now you will have to take her to Court. If you are not already determined to be the father, DNA genetic testing will be required. Many attorneys on this site provide free initial consultations by phone. You should consult with an attorney.
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