What rights do fathers have? Is it possible to get financial help or pro bono to get a good lawyer to take our case?
1 attorney answer
Divorced fathers in Idaho have whatever legal and physical custody rights are decreed by the divorce court. If this pregnancy was known but ignored at the time of the divorce, the mess started there. Idaho law recognizes a legal presumption that a child conceived during the marriage is the child of the marital parties. One strategy for correcting these deficiencies may be to amend the decree of divorce, especially of the wife concealed or failed to disclose the pregnancy. If not, a petition to modify the decree of divorce will be needed. The assistance of local experienced family counsel will be important, but expecting private counsel to agree to do so on a pro bono basis is probably not a reasonable expectation.
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