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Father seeking custody of illegitimate child

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1 Father seeking custody of illegitimate child on Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:49 am

PHMES9


Arresto Menor
Hello,

I hope you can help me.

I have a 4 year old daughter (turning 5 in October) with my former girlfriend. I am listed as her father and she has my last name. I am now married to a different woman.

I get my daughter for 1 day every 2 weeks as long as her mother does not have other plans for her. I am seeking custody of my child. She prefers to live with me. The mother leaves her and her nanny home alone for weeks on end to stay with her new boyfriend.

Do I need to take this to court or is it true that when she turns 7 my daughter can choose to stay with me?



Last edited by PHMES9 on Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:55 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : incomplete information)

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attyLLL


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you have a steep uphill legal challenge. what you mention with the 7 years old is called the maternal preference rule; but that really applies pretty much only to married couples.

custody and parental authority over an illegitimate child lies only with the mother regardless of age. to win custody if the mother refuses to give the child to you, you will have to file court case and show that the mother is unfit to be a mother and has abandoned her child.


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PHMES9


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Does this mean it does not matter what age my daughter is? I can act now even though she is only 4?

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attyLLL


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yes, but it will be very difficult. good luck.


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PHMES9


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Thank you

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hendrickz


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Hello po.. Last February 19, 2013 my live in partner took her labor for our baby boy in a Private Hospital here in Angeles City Pampanga. Due to financial problem, we are having hard time for our daily needs. But I did everything para makaraos kami sa kahirapan.. Ok naman po ang sweldo ko, i am compensated 580/day as a regular store management trainee. Before I go to work (9:30am) Nireready ko lahat ng kailangan nilang mag ina.. magmula sa pag kain sa umagahan, mireinda.. pati mga hugasan at labahan.. ginagawa ko yan tuwing umaga pati sa gabi..pag galing ko tsa trabaho.. certified TIGASIN ako sa bahay.. tiga saing tigalaba tigahugas, tigaluto, tigahanda ng pagkain. pati tiga alaga ng baby namin pagdating ko sa trabaho gawain ko.. halos hindi na ako natutulog.. pero yung asawa ko, nahihirapan raw xa sa buhay namin kaya puro mura at pang lalait ginagawa nya sa akin.. nagtitiis ako kasi, xempre mahal ko sya at mahal ko ang baby namin. Last april 3, 2013.. napuno ako sa kanya dahil natapos ko na lahat ng gawain sa bahay at need ko na mag prepare para pumasok, pinapaabsent nya ako at ako raw mag alaga ng bata.. sinubukan kong iwan ang bata sa kama para kuhanin nya pero hinayaan nya lang ang bata na umiiyak. ang ginawa ko, kinuha ko ang bata at ako nalang nag alaga.. ayun absent ang tigasing bisor.. nag away kami at umalis sya at iniwan ang bata sa akin.. ngayun nasa parents ko ang bata, dinadalaw ko sya once a week at binibilihan ng mga pangangailangan nya. yung magaling ko naman na live in partner ay umuwi sa bicol para iapgpatuloy ang pag aaral nya.. 1 year pa need nya para mag grad.. xa nga pala hindi sya ceasarian, normal delivery xa. and problema, kini claim nya na makuha ang bata sa akin.. magrereklamo raw xa sa DSWD.. Marami akong witnessed kong paanu ko sila ng mag ina na inasikaso araw araw.. butot balat na ako, kumikilos pa ako para maaruga sila at umahon kami sa pagsubok.. sa ngayun gusto nya kunin yung baby ko.. may laban po ba ako? please advice.. i need help.. thank you in advance...

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concepab


Reclusion Perpetua
To be honest mahihirapan ka sa laban mo, unang-una hindi kayo kasal at under 7y/o ang baby. You spoiled your partner to much, kailangan sa mga ganyang babae e pinipitik din paminsan-minsan sa tenga. hahaha

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hendrickz


Arresto Menor
kahit pa walang siyang trabaho? at hindi handa isip nya para mapalaki ang bata?

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