Dealing with Child Custody Interference
For many noncustodial parents, the hardest thing about being divorced or separated is living away from their children. Even in the best of circumstances, when parents are able to make and follow fair custody arrangements, noncustodial parents may only see their children once a week or less. Sadly, some parents do not even see their children as often as they should due to their ex-spouses’ unfair tactics.
If your former spouse is denying you the right to spend time with your children, you need qualified legal assistance now. The experienced Raleigh child custody lawyers of Marshall & Taylor PLLC can help you protect your rights. Call our offices today at (919) 833-1040.
Responding Rationally to Custody Disputes
Depending on the details of your custody arrangement, your ex-spouse may have an obligation to discuss decisions about your child’s life with you, or you may only have visitation rights. In either scenario, it is very painful to be shut out of your child’s life. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to confront the problem.
If you have been struggling to enforce your child visitation rights, here are some important things to remember:
- Handle the problem calmly. You are probably very upset right now, but lashing out at your ex-spouse can make you look very bad and reduce your chances of success. You can privately vent your feelings however you like, but when dealing with your ex or the courts, remain calm.
- Approach the problem as a legal violation. Confronting your former spouse on your own is not likely to be successful, and could lead to a messy argument. Instead, look into having him or her held in contempt of court, or filing an injunction against him or her. A Raleigh child visitation attorney can inform you about your legal options.
- Keep paying child support. Many noncustodial erroneously view child support as “buying access” to their kids. This is not the case at all. Even if your ex is not obeying the law, you still need to.
The sad truth is that enforcing your child custody plan may be a long struggle. If so, try to stay hopeful, and make sure you know about every legal strategy that may help.
The Raleigh divorce lawyers of Marshall & Taylor PLLC are committed to helping divorced parents maintain their rights and their relationships with their children. Contact us at (919) 833-1040.