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    maritza041080 Posts: 2, Reputation: 1
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    Sep 9, 2011, 09:13 AM
    What rights does a father who doesn't have a place to live have?
    My son's father recently lostt his home. It was condemned due to flood damage and he usually picks him up every other weekend, to sleep over. But if he doesn't have a place for my son to sleep. Then do I have to allow him to pick him up still?
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    Sep 9, 2011, 09:19 AM
    Is he sleeping in a car or does he have other usual housing arraingments even if temporary?
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    Sep 9, 2011, 09:23 AM
    I believe he may be staying with family members, but he has 4 other children with him and his girlfriend.
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    Sep 9, 2011, 09:27 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by maritza041080 View Post
    Then do I have to allow him to pick him up still?
    Hello m:

    It's not really a matter of his RIGHTS, but your OBLIGATIONS. Indeed, you DO have to allow him to pick up his son. If you have information that your son is being mistreated, then move the court to order supervised visits or no visits at all. But, it's not your job to SPECULATE, and refuse to obey the court order based upon your conclusion.

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    Sep 9, 2011, 09:51 AM
    Have you considered discussing this with "your son's father". I will assume he picked your son up before when he had "4 other children and his girlfriend".
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    Sep 9, 2011, 10:48 AM
    Handing out a negative like that is not going to get you any help here. excon never even suggested that the children were being mistreated. You didn't read carefully. You don't get to decide what a court has ordered unless/until you go back to court and prove things have changed.
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    Sep 9, 2011, 05:35 PM
    Do you know for a fact where he is now living with his other family? Is it in the family car or with relatives or other housing? You just can't flatly deny him visitation due to him not having a permanent home to take care of him during visitation. If he comes to you and says right now I don't have any permanent place to take Johnny to right now and could I forego this week's visitation due to that, that is a different matter but if he has not stated this to you - you can't just deny his visitation with his son.

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