Bold and the Beautiful spoilers show that Carter Walton (Lawrence Saint-Victor) is back with advice for Ridge Forrester (Thorsten Kaye) next week. And no doubt, this is about the papers Thomas Forrester (Matthew Atkinson) signed with Hope Logan (Annika Noelle). It might be that Ridge has more power to deal with this situation than he realizes. Take a look at the possibilities on the CBS soap.
Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers: Ridge Forrester Furious Over Custody Papers
Because Thomas just signed over joint custody to Hope, Ridge Forrester calls in a family law expert. That means Carter Walton’s back. Because, Ridge is totally disgusted that Hope and Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang) targeted his son to try and take custody of his grandson.
Remember, even without Thomas in the picture, Bold and the Beautiful spoilers remind he’s got plenty more family. The Forresters and Spencers are Douglas’ family. So, the Logans aren’t needed, as far as Ridge Forrester’s concerned. Now, he needs to figure out whether those custody papers are even legal.
That means Ridge Forrester desperately needs to know what the options are. Everything’s more complicated because Thomas is MIA. It looks like he’s still presumed dead until midweek. Then, he pops up to mess with Hope and Brooke, according to Bold and the Beautiful spoilers.
Do you think Ridge & Brooke will survive the fallout of Thomas, Hope, Douglas & Shauna?
— Matt Hanvey (@GarbageFan98) November 11, 2019
B&B Spoilers: Is Ridge Forrester Still Douglas Forrester’s Legal Father?
Bold and the Beautiful spoilers hint that Thomas might not have the legal right to sign custody document with Hope. And this could be the advice that Carter Walton offers Ridge Forrester. Because whenever there’s marriage, divorce, and a wedding that needs officiated, Carter Walton’s the go-to guy.
But will Carter offer Ridge the hope that he needs? If you recall from when Douglas was born on Bold and the Beautiful, things were very different in his life. Ridge Forrester and Caroline Spencer (Linsey Godfrey) married long before the kid was born. And they were pretending Douglas was Ridge’s son.
So, the official birth certificate listed Caroline and Ridge Forrester as birth parents. Was that official document ever changed? If not, then with Caroline dead, Ridge would be Douglas’ one and only legal parent in the eyes of the law. Bold and the Beautiful spoilers tease this might be important.
Bold and the Beautiful: Thomas Paternity Never Established
B&B spoilers hint this twist. First, CBS never showed a paternity test. So, there’s still the slimmest chance that Ridge Forrester’s the bio dad of Douglas. And surely, Carter Walton will go over all this with his client. That means they need an official DNA test ASAP.
For now, though, Carter Walton could tell Ridge Forrester he’s still got legal rights based on the birth certificate. Bold and the Beautiful spoilers tease that means if Thomas winds up in a psychiatric facility, his dad could keep his grandson with no issue. Also, if Ridge is the legal dad, then Hope’s out of luck.
Only the legal parent can sign custody rights to someone else. So, Carter may tell Ridge he can tear up the papers Thomas signed for Hope. Naturally, once Thomas is calmer and saner, they can sort out the legal documents. But now, Carter Walton may give Thomas’ dead the ammo he needs to fight the Logans.
Watch next week to see what Carter Walton tells Ridge Forrester about Thomas, Douglas, and his rights.
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