What are Some Common Parenting Time Issues in New York?

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It is common for conflicts to arise between two parents that share custody of their child. However, when it becomes perpetual and you are deprived of seeing your child on your allotted days, or your former spouse is not showing up for their scheduled parenting time, you should reach out to our experienced New York family law attorneys to discuss your options. Contact the Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. to have a dedicated attorney on your side.

What are the two most common parenting time issues for parents who are sharing custody?

Parents that are sharing custody of their child can have many different issues arise between the two of them. The two most common to look out for include the following:

1. If one parent does not show up for parenting time.

One of the primary issues that happen between two parents who share custody when it comes to parenting time is when one parent does not show up for their assigned parenting time. This can cause significant predicaments for the other parent who is abruptly left to make last-second childcare arrangements. It is typical for spur-of-the-moment childcare to be unavailable, which can end in the parent missing work or having to cancel important plans. The parent who is now unable to rely on their former spouse to show up for their parenting time should then accumulate as much proof as possible of these incidents. With this evidence, they should next attend court to inquire about a modification of the custody order to better reflect the infrequency of the parenting time.

2. If one parent denies the other parent access to their child.

Another common issue that transpires regarding parenting time between two parents who share custody is when one parent decides to keep the child from spending time with the other parent. It is sadly quite common for parents to try to deny the other parent access to their child, even with a custody order in place. An example of this might be when a parent cancels scheduled visitation by claiming that the child has told them that they do not want to see the other parent. Another instance of this is regularly cutting the parenting time short. For any of these cases, it is important for the parent who is not getting proper visitation to gather evidence of these actions by their former spouse. Once this confirmation is obtained, they should next go to court to request enforcement.

Do not hesitate to reach out to our firm if you are facing either of these unfortunate situations. Contact us today to discuss your case and how our legal team can best accommodate you. Our family law attorneys are committed to ensuring that you and your child’s best interests are in mind at all times.


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