Hi people, i'm actually an active bubhubber, under cover..
I was wondering if any of you in your wealth of knowledge could help me out with some questions?
I have a very close friend who has broken up with his partner, and he's not sure where he stands in regards to custody of the child. They broke up about 7 weeks ago, little boy is 12 months old. Nothing messy, just a personality clash. He's finding it hard for her to let him see his son, she will let him go overnight (she has no quams in him as a father) but it sort of has to be on her terms, and he has to ask to see him. She is not a bad person at all, she's a great mum and i don't think she wants to keep the child from his father.
What he wants , is to have his boy 2 nights every week he was thinking 2 weekends out of the month, then two weeknights on off weeks. She won't really work out a schedule with him.
My question is, where does he stand, legally? Can she just keep the son from him because she's the mother? He's paying her money for the child, and they will work out an agreed amount for child support. He is going to get a lawyer this week, but was wondering if any of you had any experience with this kind of stuff.