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Texas child custody: Man fighting for son after mother's death

Monday, May 21, 2018

Texas child custody battles can result for numerous reasons. Whether the parents are married or separated, when children are involved, things can often get complicated. One man, devastated by the loss of his girlfriend, is now embroiled in a child custody battle after his son was taken from him by child welfare authorities.

After the woman committed suicide, officials stepped in and removed the child because the man was not the child's biological dad. The couple was unable to conceive a child, so they turned to the in-vitro process. They used an anonymous sperm donor, and the couple eventually had a son. They never legally married, but when the man's son was taken away, he submitted evidence in the form of a letter stating he was the child's guardian.

The New Jersey couple lived together with their son for two years until the heartbreaking suicide of his girlfriend at the beginning of this year. So far, the battle appears to be headed in a positive direction. A judge in the case has ruled home visits will be required before he will be awarded custody. The father has stated his girlfriend's death and the loss of his son has been heartbreaking, and he has pleaded with the court to give him back his son.

When a Texas parent is involved in a heartbreaking child custody battle, it can seem like the end of the world. Seeking assistance with one's case can help the parent make a strong case for the return of the child. This man's case is slightly different because only one parent is involved, but it may be even more difficult because he is fighting an organization. However, the man appears to be inching closer towards a victory and a reunion with his son.

Source: New York Post, "Exec in child-custody fight after girlfriend's suicide because anonymous sperm donor is the 'biological father'," Julia Marsh, Jan. 18, 2013

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