Parenting time issues are typical among two parents that have shared custody of their child. However, if there are perpetual issues that are negatively impacting you as the parent, or your child, it is in your best interest to reach out to our experienced New Jersey family law attorneys to discuss your options. Paris P. Eliades Law Firm, LLC is here to help.
What are the two most common parenting time issues for parents who are sharing custody?
There are several conflicts that can occur between parents who are sharing custody of their child. It is important to note the two most common parenting time issues and what you should do if you are facing them. They include the following:
1. If one parent denies the other parent access to their child.
This is an issue that typically arises and is when one parent tries to keep the child from spending time with the other parent. It is sadly quite typical for parents to try to deny the other parent access to their child, even though there may be a custody order in place. An example of this can include if a parent cancels scheduled visitation by insisting that the child has told them that they do not want to see the other parent. Another instance of this is regularly cutting the parenting time short. For any of these problems, it is important for the parent who is not getting just visitation to accumulate evidence of these actions by their former spouse. After this evidence is obtained, they should next go to court to request enforcement.
2. If one parent does not show up for parenting time.
This is also a common issue that arises between two parents who share custody. If one parent does not show up for their assigned parenting time, the other parent may face extreme difficulties making arrangements. The other parent has been left to make last-second childcare arrangements. It is typical for spur-of-the-moment childcare to be hard to attain, which can end in the parent missing work or having to cancel important plans. The parent who is now unable to rely on their former spouse to show up for their parenting time should then gather as much evidence as possible of these incidents. Then they should then attend court to ask about a modification of the custody order so that it can better reflect the irregularity of the current schedule.
If you are facing the negative effects of either of these unfortunate situations, it is recommended that you reach out to our firm as soon as possible. Contact us today to review your case and determine how our legal team can best help you. Our family law attorneys are committed to ensuring that you and your child’s best interests come first.
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