What rights does a father have for a child that lives in another province? No he has not. Nova scotia canada. He hasnt

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Customer: what rights does a father have for a child that lives in another province?
JA: What steps has the father taken? Has he filed any papers in family court?
Customer: no he has not
JA: Family law varies by state. What state is he in?
Customer: nova scotia canada
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: he hasnt had any contact in over a year
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I am sorry to hear of this difficult situation.

When you ask about rights, what do you mean specifically?

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the father has moved from ontario to novascotia and there wasnt a court order. the child resides with her mother in ontario. he would like some sort of visitation rights to his daughter
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If this goes to court the court will make its decision based on what I find to be in the best interest of the daughter. It is very seldom the court will not allow a child to have access to her parent so it would be very unusual for the court to deny access in this case.

Do you see what I mean?

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I do see what you mean.
He has moved 1.5 years ago and hasn't had any contact. The mother has not explained or tried to attempt contact for the child. As of right now mother is saying child doesn't remember him or his other children. One of other children was in contact once and mother emailed sons mother and asked for it to not happen again because her daughter doesn't remember him as her brother and she would like if he would refrain from telling her such things.
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That is really sad because that child should not be deprived of her siblings or her parents obviously Mother is trying to protect her daughter from being disappointed and confused I suppose.

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I definitely understand that's shes trying to protect her child from heartache. But probably cause her bigger problems in the future.
What is he able to do to reconnect contact with her? Hes worried if he tries she will want to take him to court which wouldnt be a problem but the distance to go to court where the child resides is far. Basically what are some options
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Father doesn't have to fly to court. The father can retain a lawyer and can participate remotely. He will need to retain a lawyer in a city where the child lives.

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Oh wow! I did not know that. How would visitation work if hes in another province?
Also the child's mother sent an email stating that she wants him to sign papers for her boyfriend(which is his brother) to legally adopt the child. Hes uncomfortable with this and wants to be in his childs life. The relationship shes in has only been a year. And not bashing but doesnt have a good track record with long lasting relationships. The longest since the child was born was 2 years. The next was 1 year and the one shes currently in. The childs 5. So for him to sign over all his legal rights would be absurd
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But why would he do that when he wants to have a relationship with his child. That would be shocking.

He could come to visit the child and he could do FaceTime regularly with the child, even every day as things improve. The child gets older she could come to visit him as well. She doesn't need to lose her father!

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