Days of Our Lives spoilers hint that Ben Weston (Robert Scott Wilson) might have leverage when it comes to his nephew David Ridgeway. Now, Rafe Hernandez (Galen Gering) is the gatekeeper denying Ben access to his family member. But if you think about the way custody rules work, it could be that Ben has a lot more rights than Rafe to that adorable little kid. Ciara Brady (Victoria Konefal) would certainly help Ben fight this battle. Right now, they haven’t explored this issue, but if Rafe keeps pushing back, maybe they’ll get a lawyer – and a clue on the NBC soap.
Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Ben Weston Has Legal Rights
DOOL spoilers tease Ben Weston has some rights he’s not aware of with his nephew. It comes down to the fact that Jordan Ridgeway (Chrishell Stause) is a nutcase that is legally incompetent. She’s locked up in Bayview because she’s bat crap crazy. Now consider this. The legally insane are not allowed to sign legal documents. That’s the law. So, that means when she gave Rafe Hernandez custody of her son, she had no right to do it. Whatever papers she signed are not worth a darn. Right now, his custody of David Ridgeway is meaningless.
In fact, the only other family baby David has is Ben Weston. The baby’s father could grab custody, but Jordan won’t tell anyone who it is. That fact might bubble up in the coming weeks. But as of now, that mystery man is out of the picture. David has one blood relative that’s legally competent in Salem. That’s Ben Weston. Recently, Rafe told Ciara that he would ask Jordan about permission for Ben to spend time with David. Of course, Jordan will say no because she’s convinced her brother is still a lunatic serial killer. Surely, Rafe will honor her wishes on Days of Our Lives.
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DOOL Spoilers: Ciara Brady Won’t Back Down – Rafe Hernandez Problems Loom
Days of Our Lives spoilers predict that when Rafe Hernandez reports back to Ciara Brady, things don’t go well. He’ll tell her that Jordan Ridgeway said no, so that’s the end of it. But for Ciara, it is just the start. She will not let Ben Weston be denied access to his nephew. You can bet she’ll get him a lawyer like she’s done in the past. The new mayor fired Ted Laurent (Gilles Marini) as Salem’s DA. So, Ted has time to take on the case. And since Eve Donovan (Kassie DePaiva) hates both Ben and Ted, that’s another reason for him to agree.
It shouldn’t be too hard for Ted to get whatever custody paper that Jordan Ridgeway signed tossed out as invalid. The insane cannot sign documents like that. Of course, Ben Weston is “cured”. Ted Laurent can argue that he’s sane, competent, and the only blood relative in town that little David has. So, he’s the natural choice for custody. But you can bet Lani Price (Sal Stowers) will insert herself in this drama. She doesn’t want Ben anywhere near the baby that she now thinks of as her own. But, Days of Our Lives spoilers indicate Lani could make things worse for Rafe.
Ciara Brady Pushing for Ben Weston to Get Rights
There are two women that will be at the forefront of this Days of Our Lives custody plot — Lani and Ciara. First, Lani is using David as an emotional surrogate to replace the son she lost (also named David). Second, Ciara has a fantasy in her head of playing house with Ben. If Ben gets custody of David, then it’s like they’ll have a little family of their own. Ciara is head over heels for Ben and will stop at nothing to give him the life she thinks he deserves. So, both women are acting out of love – and both may go to extremes.
Already, Lani lied to keep David from Ben. If she does something rash like snatch the baby and runs away, that could ruin any chance Rafe had to win custody in a court battle. Rafe Hernandez risks David with an obsessed caregiver. Ted could use that as ammunition for a custody case. And you know Ted would love to take on Rafe in court. He already took Rafe’s wife – so he would be happy to keep taking from Rafe Hernandez. This messy story should spike in Summer as we see Ciara push Ben Weston to fight for custody of his nephew David.
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