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Home / My child lives with his mother who has custody . We are not married. I would like our son to stay overnight with me. His mother objects. Do I have a chance of him sleeping over at my home and what should I do ?

My child lives with his mother who has custody . We are not married. I would like our son to stay overnight with me. His mother objects. Do I have a chance of him sleeping over at my home and what should I do ?

By: דיאנה שאלתיאלPublished on: 06 June, 2022

Yes ! Courts recognise that a non-custodial parent also has a right to host his/her child overnight and can order changes in visitation rights to effect this – even if the custodial parent objects. A father who is a non-custodial parent who wants his child to sleep over during visitation rights should apply to court for a change in visitation rights to allow overnight stays. The court may order a supplementary report to be made by a social worker or use the latest one to guide it. It does not matter if the parents are unmarried and live apart.


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