Bristol Palin says Dakota Meyer may have visitation, not custody

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Bristol Palin says Dakota Meyer may have visitation, not custody

On Behalf of | Feb 23, 2016 | Family Law

Former Governor Sarah Palin’s daughter, Bristol Palin, is currently facing legal challenges regarding her 2-month-old daughter and the baby’s father, Dakota Meyer. Many parents in Illinois might relate to Bristol’s situation, battling with the parent with whom one shares a child for custody or visitation. Such matters are often decided in court, and it makes sense to secure the guidance of an experienced family law attorney.

Dakota Meyer is reportedly pushing for joint custody of the child after DNA testing confirmed that he is the child’s biological father. Bristol Palin has indicated that she wants primary physical custody of her daughter. She lives in Alaska, and the baby’s father resides in Kentucky. Palin said, at most, she would agree to visitation — but that’s all. It appears the issues will be resolved in court.

Legal custody is another issue the two parents are apparently confronting. Palin said she wants to make certain that she has the final say in all decisions should there ever be a disagreement between the two parents. She also said that she believes she is entitled to child support from Meyer.

Negotiating issues such as visitation and custody is often a highly emotionally charged matter. In Illinois, experienced attorneys can offer sound legal counsel and act on behalf of a concerned parent in court. Any parent who wishes to protect a child’s best interests while achieving a favorable resolution to all material family law issues can contact a legal advocate for help in determining how best to proceed to accomplish one’s legal goals.

Source:, “Bristol Palin to Dakota Meyer: You’re the Daddy…But I Get the Baby“, Feb. 21, 2016

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