Can I Deny the Non-Custodial Parent Visitation?
If you are worried about your child’s welfare and well-being, then you need to talk to a family lawyer. Your counsel needs to know about the other parent.
First, let us talk about the elephant in the room (or the main questions).
No. You cannot deny the other parent visitation because of unpaid child support.
However, if you have legitimate concern about the unhealthy environment – drug use, family violence and abuse, neglect of your child, court intervention may help.
If you are a parent, who worries about protecting your children from an unfit parent, your need for quality counsel increases. Your attorney may advise you when can you deny visitation to the non-custodial parent and when allowing visitation may work in your favor.
- Unfit Parent
- Harmful environment
Gather and organize evidence you have that shows erratic, irresponsible, or dangerous behavior from the other parent. Bring this evidence with you to review with the attorney so the attorney will have an accurate picture of the circumstances and can advise you appropriately.
Why is this important? Because the courts often encourage both parents to have contact with the child; you have to show why the non-custodial parent is unfit.
On the other hand, if you feel your ex has unfairly denied you access to your child, you have a right to enforce your visitation.
Gather evidence to prove that you are a fit parent. Moreover, show the court that you an integral part of your child’s life and a positive influence.
You can cite different examples and take an account of your attempts to see your child. The courts frown at parental alienation.
Talk to one of our staff today. We can file to help you see your child and enforce visitation. (832) 529-1255.