Ask a Lawyer : Cross State Child Visitation

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Ask a Lawyer : Cross State Child Visitation

Get Expert Family Law Article Advice from our Ask a Lawyer
Topic Section on SingleDad. Craig A.
Candelore, CLS-F
is one
of the nation’s leading Fathers Rights Attorneys and offers FREE Family Law advice
for Men on SingleDad.com. This month, learn about cross state, child visitation
rights for dads.

Ask a Lawyer : Cross State Child Visitation

My name is Brandon, I live in Arizona, which is where my son
was born but has resided with his mother in Cleveland Ohio. Good, bad or
indifferent, we have not been together for 6.5 years as I was told by the
mother to leave due to lack of finding work. It has been a struggle here in
Arizona, but I have managed to provide $200-$400 per month for my son, (not too
consistent initially, but more so recently.

There is no child support order in this relationship.

ohio dad

Making Contact with
My Son

His mother refuses to allow me to speak with or see my son
on Skype. She altogether refuses to acknowledge my call attempts, text or any
communication with my son. At times she’ll respond to my request to see or
speak with my son with her anger-fest text and then told me "he doesn’t
want to see you or speak to you". I feel that she has filled my son’s head with
bad-mouthing me to no end.

In fact, my son slipped on one-occasion months back when I
last saw him and I asked why he doesn’t want to talk to Daddy and he said, "
grandmother told me not to talk to you…" This broke my heart.

This has been the norm for me that I have had to deal with
of not being there to be a dad and father to my son. This has been an issue of
pure economics, meaning I have not made enough to move back to Ohio, buy a car,
or pay for living arrangements to accommodate my son and I.

Biting my tongue

Her contention is that "since you are not here, you
don’t exist and who knows if you’ll ever see your son as you’re not here".

I know that once my economic situation gets back in line, I will be able
to be with my son, but in the meantime, I am stuck with this horrible
relationship that is filtered through the mother of my son.

Here is my question:

What are my options and rights to have access to my son?

I just need to figure out my rights up to the time that I
can get back to Ohio and then afterwards we can discuss the best options for my
son and his best interest.

latino dad

Answer:

From your e-mail it is not clear if there is a court case or
no court case. If nothing has been filed, to obtain visitation you need to file
where the child has been residing for the past six month or Delaware, Ohio.

You would file a court action in the county where Mom and son live. You can get
the forms on line by clicking HERE.

You can coordinate with a local process server in AZ to coordinate with a
process server in Delaware, Ohio to file the required paperwork you filed out.

The Arizona Family Court Website Link:CLICK HERE



Remember, when you take that action, the Mother will file for child support in
Ohio.

Craig A. Candelore, CLS-F

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