Recently, I received this question on the blog:
My wife and I have a 15 month old daughter. She was removed from our custody by DSS on April 17, 2010. We signed over for my parents to get full custody of her about two weeks ago. I know we are not getting custody of our daughter back and have already been informed by DSS. Since I know there will not be a “custody” decision made for our daughter, do I still file having a child or not? My wife and i have been seperated since May 2010.
Thank you for your help in this matter,
The reason custody must be included in a divorce when there are children of the marriage is so there will be a court order governing the placement, support and care of the children. In this case, there is already a court order related to the minor child of your marriage so it is not necessarily an issue that would have to be dealt with in your divorce case unless you were going to fight for the child’s return and custody given back to you.