Handling Inconsistent Visitation
After a divorce, having a consistent, reliable child visitation schedule is extremely important for your family and the well-being of your children. Once a visitation order is created by both parents or a judge, it legally outlines the non-custodial parent’s visitation rights. However, even when child visitation is clearly stated in a visitation order, the non-custodial parents may not honor the schedule for any number of reasons. In the event that a visitation schedule is not followed properly and the non-custodial parent is an inconsistent presence in your child or children’s lives, it may be time to contact a lawyer and revise the visitation order.
Causes of Inconsistent Visitation
Whether a divorce ends amicably or not, issues and conflict can still arise among parents. When visitation becomes inconsistent, for instance, it may have a negative influence on your children. Common reasons visitation may become inconsistent include:
- Antagonism between parents
- Lack of priorities
- Work obligations
- Health problems
- Selfish motives
- Lack of communication
- Custodial parent refuses to allow visitation
Our Lewisville divorce lawyers understand that court is stressful on a family dynamic, but we can often handle matters like this outside of court. As we help you draw up or modify a legal document that better defines the visitation schedule that would work best for your family, we will be sure to prioritize the well-being of your children.
Contact a Lewisville Divorce Lawyer For Help
Both the custodial and non-custodial parent has the right to seek legal intervention if a parent is not honoring the visitation schedule. At Alexander & Associates, we can work on behalf of you and your children’s interests to resolve any visitation issues you may have. Call one of our Lewisville divorce lawyers at (972) 420-6560 to discuss your legal options today.