The battle over a child, whether between a married or unmarried couple, can be a very difficult circumstance. Although both parents typically want what's best for the child, there are many factors that determine what exactly is best for the child or children in question. It's important that a person facing a custody battle in Clinton Township knows all the legal ramifications.
A former U.S. soldier is seeking to maintain his parental rights, as the mother of his son, along with her parents, are fighting to obtain sole legal custody of the child. The mother of the child in question was 14-years-old at the time the child was conceived. The father was originally charged and tried for aggravated sexual assault, statutory rape and committing an indecent act. However, in that trial, which was held in a military court, the man was acquitted of all the charges.
The girl's parents are now trying to adopt the child and gain guardianship of their grandson. They hope to end all of the father's parental rights, including his visitation privileges. The man says he should be able to see his son and that the charges brought against him were not legitimate.
Any time the custody of a child is in question it can be a very sensitive subject for those involved. There are many different factors that help determine a custody battle. An experienced divorce or child custody attorney knows the ins and outs of these cases and is prepared to help a person in any legal battle involving child custody or guardianship.
Source: The Kansas City Star, "Former soldier wants custody of child he conceived with 14-year-old Missouri girl," June 18, 2013