This is the first post in a series of articles which will address steps which Las Vegas fathers may take when a mother is refusing to follow the Court’s visitation orders. I consider it important to address this topic as many dads are unsure as to how they should proceed when they find themselves in such a situation. Unfortunately, many either fail to assert their rights or they make the mistake of engaging in self-help. Such courses of actions can result in a dad receiving less time with their child. I am, therefore, writing this series with the goal of providing information which will help fathers to better understand their options. It is also my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of a family law attorney. If you are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
I will be addressing a number of topics over my coming articles. Issues which I will analyze include:
- Why fathers must take immediate action if they are being denied visitation
- The legal process involved in enforcing a custody order
- Changing custody on the basis of a mother failing to follow prior orders
- Dealing with the mother after the case has concluded
There are multiple reasons why I have chosen to address these topics. First, if a dad allows the situation to persist for too long then the Court is likely to see the matter as the “status quo.” This can result in the Court amending the custody order to reflect the current situation in which the father is receiving little to no time with the child. Second, if one is being denied their visitation then it may be possible to gain compensatory time for the visitation which has been lost. Third, if a mother’s actions are egregious enough then the Court may change custody in favor of the father if such a change would be in the best interest of the child. Finally, it will be important to attempt to work with the mother after the case has concluded. Failing to do so can mean additional litigation in the future.
An important point that I will stress in each of these articles is the need to retain an attorney if you are in need of assistance. Counsel will assist you with understanding what steps to take next and how to proceed with the process. I am a Las Vegas fathers’ rights lawyer who practices solely in the area of domestic relations law. I understand that this is an important time in your life and my office will give your case the attention it deserves. Contact us online or by telephone to schedule an initial consultation.