This is the next post in my series on steps Las Vegas fathers can take when the mother is refusing to follow visitation orders. My last article discussed changing child custody when a mother has refused visitation. It is important to take action in such cases quickly. The longer a dad waits then the more likely the Court is to believe that the lack of visitation was not disputed. Retaining an attorney is the first step towards protecting one’s rights. In this article I will discuss how dads should deal with the mother after a case has been concluded. If you or a family member are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
Fathers must cooperate with the mother after being awarded visitation or having had custody changed in their favor
There are many possible outcomes when a father goes to Court over the denial of visitation by the mother. The first of these outcomes involves the Court awarding the dad additional visitation to make up for the time he lost as well as the judge ensuring that all orders are followed in the future. The second can involve the Court changing custody in favor of the father. Under either of these scenarios, the dad must comply with all orders which the Court has imposed in the case. One of these orders will be to be cooperative with the mother. This includes returning the child on time, not being combative, sharing information with the mom, etc. A failure to follow these requirements can, as discussed below, have consequences for the dad.
Consider the following example. Joe has been denied visitation with his daughter for some time even though his visitation order says that he is to have the child every weekend. After a hearing, the Court modifies the order to grant Joe three days per week. When the child is with Joe, however, he falls into the habit of demeaning the mother in front of the child, not returning the child on time, and not providing the mother with notes from school that were given to the child on a Friday. If this type of conduct persists then the Court may very well be inclined to reduce Joe’s time with the child. In other words, a child custody order is always fluid and a father must comply with the Court’s mandates or else they risk having their timeshare reduced.
A lawyer can help Las Vegas fathers understand the child custody mandates which they must follow
A step towards ensuring that you are complying with the Court’s orders is to retain an attorney whom you may turn to for advice when necessary. It is not uncommon for parents to be unsure as to what obligations they do and do not have. Fully understanding these requirements, and following them to the letter, helps to ensure one against future claims from the mother. Retaining an experienced attorney to a) turn to when necessary and to b) sometimes deal with the mother on your behalf, can help prevent unnecessary disputes.
I am a Las Vegas fathers’ rights lawyer who devotes her practice to the handling of domestic relations law. I deal with a number of child custody disputes and I work to provide the highest level of service to each of my clients. If you are in need of assistance then contact us online or by telephone today to schedule an initial consultation. I look forward to speaking with you.