March 18, 2013

Child Custody and Support

Issues Surrounding Visitation

Can courts deny visitation to a parent?

A court can restrict visitation or deny it altogether if the court believes the child might be placed in danger by being alone with the parent. For example, if the noncustodial parent has molested the child, is likely to kidnap the child, or is likely to use illegal drugs or excessive amounts of alcohol while caring for the child, a court probably will deny visitation or restrict visitation. If visitation is restricted, visitation might be allowed only under supervision, such as at a social service agency or in the company of a responsible relative.

>>What are some typical visitation arrangements?
>>Can courts deny visitation to a parent?
>>If a parent falls behind in child support payments, can the other parent prevent him or her from seeing the child?
>>Do grandparents have a right to see their grandchildren?

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