Top 10 Child Visitation Articles

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Top 10 Child Visitation Articles in the LegalMatch Law Library

We love our children even when they shave the family dog or decide they want to raise a turtle in the bath tub. These demonic little angels bring such joy and frustration into our lives, causing one to wonder at times whether parenthood is a blessing or a curse. This is why it is difficult when you and your partner decide to split up and the time you can spend with your child is decreased due to custody arrangements.

When you have child visitation issues it can be emotionally draining not just for you and your partner, but your children as well. This is why it is best to have an experienced family law attorney guide you through the process. As a starting point for people dealing with child visitation issues, the LegalMatch Law Library has compiled a list of the Top 10 Articles on Child Visitation.

1. Child Visitation

Visitation rights are usually granted to the parent that does not have custody of the child. If a parent has visitation rights, they usually have to follow a visitation schedule that dictates when they can visit the child.

2. Child Visitation Guidelines

Usually both parents have to agree to a visitation schedule, however if the parents are unable to agree, that is when the courts step in. The courts usually consider what is in the best interest of the child before setting up a visitation arrangement.

3. Violation of a Child Visitation or Custody Order

Sometimes the amount of time you get to spend with your child might be interrupted if a parent refuses to follow a child custody order or visitation schedule. Disobeying a child custody order or visitation schedule can have serious legal consequences. If your ex is not complying with a custody or visitation order, this article outlines your options.

4. Violations of Visitation Arrangements

Violating a visitation agreement can quickly turn into a serious legal matter depending on the violation. Even if the custodial parent has not allowed you to visit, you should never violate a visitation arrangement because it might lead to a kidnapping charge or other criminal charges.

5. Child Custody: How to Modify an Existing Child Custody or Visitation Order

Sometimes, after a divorce, people make serious life changes. These can be moving to a different state or starting a new job. These life changes can affect everyone in your family and especially your children. If you have undergone a life change and would like to modify an existing child custody agreement or visitation order, you need a modification order.

6. Interstate Child Custody and Visitation Lawyers

Child custody by itself is pretty complicated by itself, but once you involve another state it gets even more complex.

7. Child Custody and Visitation

Divorce is usually a painful process for everyone involved, even more so if there are children. This makes child custody agreements and visitation schedules incredibly important as they determine how much time you can spend with your children.

8. Establishing a Formal Court Order on Child Custody or Visitation

If you are seeking custody or looking to get visitation rights you need a formal court order to do so. The type of court order you need depends on whether or not you were married to the child’s other parent.

9. Denial of Child Visitation

It is illegal for a custodial parent to deny the other parent the ability to see his or her child if there is a visitation agreement in place. Even if the visiting parent has not paid child support, the custodial parent may face legal consequences if he or she does not allow the visiting parent to see the child.

10. Suing for Withholding Child Visitation

If the custodial parent has kept you from visiting your child and you have a visitation agreement in place, you can pursue legal action. Additionally, if your lawsuit is successful you might be granted more visitation time.

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Last Modified: 09-26-2013 02:35 PM PDT

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