On the other hand, a parent may not be trusted with the child for a variety of reasons. These reasons may be sufficient to limit the meetings to court-supervised visitation or to preclude contact altogether. These reasons include:
- Alcohol and drug abuse
- Domestic violence
- Immaturity and lack of judgment
- History of ineffective supervision
- Conflict in the non-custodial parent’s home
Along with advice and advocacy on child custody arrangements, our firm provides complete representation on all issues related to child visitation.
How to Handle Interference with Visitation
One of the most common post-divorce complaints is that the custodial parent is deliberately interfering with the noncustodial parent’s visitation schedule. This can be part of a purposeful attempt to alienate the child’s affection. If this is happening to you, you have recourse in the court.
California family law holds that regularly scheduled visits are in the best interest of the child. The court enforces your visits and ensures your former spouse if clear evidence of intent is shown. You should not withhold child support as that puts you on the wrong side of the law and may influence the court against you. The Law Offices of Steven E. Springer can direct your child visitation dispute toward a successful conclusion.