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NFL Player Seeking To Establish Joint Child Custody and Support

On behalf of Tasha K. Schaffner of Schaffner Family posted in custody on Thursday, August 2, 2018.

In many situations, when an unmarried father is faced with the responsibility of providing for an unexpected child, he may be reluctant to seek parenting rights. Though a father may no longer be in a relationship with the child’s mother, he is still entitled to seek child custody or visitation rights. Those who reside in Kentucky do have access to professionals who can help them resolve these matters in the manner that will best meet the needs of their children.

Every year, the National Football League seems to endure several negative stories featuring its players who have been accused of wrongdoing — including allegations of a player attempting to deny paternity of a child. However, in one story that recently became public, Josh Norman, who plays for the Washington Redskins, stated his intentions of seeking to be a part of his child’s life, even though he is not in a relationship with the baby’s mother. The parents purportedly had a brief relationship last year that resulted in the child being born in late January.

Norman consented to paternity testing that confirmed he is the biological father. Rather than denouncing fatherhood, he has sought to devise a custody agreement that will grant him time with his daughter. In addition to seeking parenting time, he is hoping to establish “reasonable” child support payments.

It is unclear whether the court in his case will agree to the child custody plans he has devised. He purportedly did express doubts as to the amount of support he may be ordered to pay, as he feels the child would not need an amount based on his current salary. Kentucky residents who are concerned about establishing custody rights or any other matters related to family law issues may seek information and assistance from an experienced attorney.

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