When i put the father on child support , does that mean he will be able to take my baby or will he just get visitations?
1 attorney answer
If you request services from the Attorney General for child support, it does not mean that you are going to loose custody of your child. Most likely, the Attorney General will establish some basic orders for conservatorship and visitaiton, and calculate and implement guideline child support. One thing to keep in mind: the Attorney General does not represent you or dad. If you would like to limit the father's possession schedule of the child I strongly suggest that you hire a private attorney to bring these issues up at the final hearing. They attorney general is not going to advocate on your behalf as far as possession is concerned. So, while you will not automatically loose custody, chances are you may end up with dad having more visitation that you are comfortable with at this point. If this is a major issue, please make sure that you retain an attorney to address this.
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