A child custody or visitation order is not a suggestion or optional in any way. If your child's other parent is refusing to let you see your child, it may be a violation of your parental rights and a violation of the law. At Testa & Pagnanelli, LLC, our Montgomery County enforcement lawyers have years of experience helping parents in the Philadelphia area, including Norristown and the surrounding communities, enforce existing visitation orders. We know how important your relationship with your child is, and we will vigorously defend your right to see them.
Don’t wait! Contact our office today by dialing (610) 365-4733. We offer free initial consultations.
What Are Custody Violations?
A divorced or separated parent could be found in violation of a custody arrangement if they refuse to follow the legally binding guidelines set forth by your original judge. Even if the other parent’s conduct is not prohibited in the custody terms, any action they participate in that interferes with the other parent’s relationship with the child could be considered a violation.
Common custody violations include, but are not limited to:
- Preventing Visitation: A parent that willfully engages in activities that prevents the other parent from their parenting time is preventing visitation. These actions can include scheduling extracurricular activities that conflict with visitation, planning playdates, or not allowing the child to see the other parent.
- Interfering with Communication: Any interference that hurts the parent/child relationship with the other parent is a violation. This can range from blocking emails or texts from the other parent to blocking phone calls.
- Denying Visitation for Non-Payment of Child Support: While a parent who does not pay child support can face legal repercussions, they are still legally permitted to maintain the custody and visitation schedule. Any attempt of the other parent to bar access to the parent who cannot pay support comes with it’s own set of legal punishments.
Defending Your Parental Rights
When you are denied your court-ordered visitation rights, it is extremely frustrating and often infuriating. Our lawyers are prepared to stand up for your rights. If you have been denied visitation several times, your child's other parent may be in contempt of court.
We know that a violation of a custody agreement is not only unfair to the parent, but it is also unfair to the child or children involved. We provide aggressive representation for parents whose rights have been denied, so they can get back to developing the most important relationship in their life. We regularly seek counsel fees in connection with litigating contempt of visitation.
Our Montgomery County custody enforcement attorneys will stop at nothing to ensure your best interests are represented in and out of the courtroom. Call our office today at (610) 365-4733 or complete our online contact form to schedule your appointment today.
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