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Hi, thank you for your question. The exact amount of time is not set in stone generally and would depend on the needs of the child in question. Given the baby is very young, it will depend on what his needs are, but unfortunately, a court will not deny a father fair and regular contact just because of the age, but will assess all factors and matters when deciding arrangements.
For your information the Court will take into consideration the following when making a decision regarding the application:1. The wishes and feelings of the child concerned2. The child’s physical, emotional and educational needs3. The likely effect on the child if circumstances changed as a result of the courts decision4. The child’s age, sex, backgrounds and any other characteristics which will be relevant to the court’s decision5. Any harm the child has suffered or may be at risk of suffering6. Capability of the child’s parents (or any other person the courts find relevant) at meeting the child’s needs7. The powers available to the court in the given proceedingsI hope this assists you. If you found this information helpful please provide a positive rating using the stars at the top of this page. I will not be credited for your question without a positive rating. Thank you
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