In this episode of the legal zone, we have another ongoing and unique legal matter that includes child custody, paternity and parenting laws in Washington DC.
When a child is born out of wedlock in Washington DC, if a mother is married and the child is born, regardless if the child is born in or out of wedlock, the married father is determined to be on the birth certificate. The first issue that arose between our client and the biological father is the issue of the fathers' request for the child's #last name.
After coming to an initial agreement to hyphenate the child's last name and having a court ordered child support judgement, the child involved went to live with the biological father when the mother went for a career change. After becoming financially stable, our client requested their child to return to the house with live with her and the child's other siblings. The biological father suddenly became involved in another relationship and parenting conditions began falling apart.
After nearly a year of oral discussions and agreements regarding child support and the child returning, the parents didn't see eye to eye. To this day, our client still doesn't have her child or parental rights.
Join us as we discuss this ongoing legal matter.
In previous episodes we've talked about defamation and the invasion of privacy and in today's episode, in our teachable moment, we discuss contracts.
Contracts are agreements between private properties creating mutual obligations enforceable by law.
We discuss #considerationofcontract
Unenforceable contracts are just promises, however not all contracts must be written down.
If you're involved in a family or child custody matter, contact Remus Enterprises Law Group for a free legal consultation to learn your rights and how we protect your personal & parental interests.
Solon Phillips, Partner of the General Litigation Group at Remus Enterprises Law Group, is an experienced legal professional with extensive experience working in large law firms while devoting much of his spare time in volunteer work in public service.