Enforcing Visitation Rights
A couple that has children but then splits up will have to determine which individual will receive physical custody of the children. The parent who does not gain custody will have visitation rights, meaning he or she is entitled to spend time with the children during certain times.
Unfortunately, some custodial parents will not always honor the non-custodial parent’s visitation rights. If your child’s custodial parent is preventing you from seeing or spending time with your child, contact the Fort Lauderdale visitation enforcement lawyers of Eric N. Klein & Associates, P.A., today at 954-580-8080.
Legal Visitation Enforcement
It is important to note that non-custodial parents are only guaranteed time with their children during certain times. A court determines these times in the visitation order. A custodial parent cannot legally block a non-custodial parent from visiting his or her children during this time.
When a custodial parent repeatedly blocks the non-custodial parent’s visitation rights, the non-custodial parent may need to:
- Contact a lawyer
- Contact the court
- Take the custodial parent to court
These steps should occur in this order. By following these steps, a court will likely reissue your visitation rights. If the custodial parent continues to block your visitation efforts, then he or she may be found in contempt of court, which may land him or her in jail.
When enforcing your visitation rights, the assistance of a lawyer can often make the process go much smoother. If your child’s custodial parent is denying you access to your child, contact the Fort Lauderdale visitation enforcement attorneys of Eric N. Klein & Associates, P.A., at 954-580-8080.