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young and does not know his rights for who holds the baby

Posted by: Anonymous
Thu 26, Oct 2017 at 2:04pm

my son 21 and his girlfriend that have been living together for two years have just had a baby. yesterday after 4 weeks since the birth she decided to just walk out with the baby after giving him a lot of verbal abuse. Needless to say he is very upset about this. He asked her last night to split the week to see the baby 3.5 days starting this morning. She agreed. When he come o pick the child up he was late bye half an hour because he was ill and throwing up. She told him because he was late how is he going to stick to there agreement. After he got home with the baby she kept texting him saying hes not reliable and such so he has decided to keep the baby until there is a court hearing. He has already got a mediation date set for the 31st but what i have to ask now is this. Does he have the right to hold onto the baby until custody is settled. NB: There both unmarried but has a house together or did until she walked out to her friends house. Has he the right to hold onto the child and care for her until this is played out ending at the court hearing?? Just because she is the mother that she has the right to have the child?
Please enlighten us because she is coming around tomorrow to get the child. Does he have the right to ay no!

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  • Pc jaybee (moderator) Flag

    Sounds like everyone's having a really hard time and so soon after the arrival of a new baby! I do hope I can help a bit.
    It's good to know that Mediation has been set up. Encouraging your son and his partner to talk things through together is a really good way forward.
    I'm sure it's very hard for both of these new parents to be separated from their new-born. Do you think they understand that? Perhaps that's where they need to start from -that their child needs both of them and they each need time to develop their bond with her and her with them.
    So far as the court is concerned, there isn't a question of 'rights' for parents. It's all about what's best for the child - in this case your grand-daughter.

    Fri 27, Oct 2017 at 8:34am