For those fathers who were not able to spend time with their children on Father’s Day, we understand that it could be a frustrating experience. After all, this is the one day out of each year where fathers are supposed to be honored for their contributions to the home and to their children.
Nevertheless, there are situations where a custodial parent (commonly the mother) will not allow such time. For fathers facing this situation, there are several things that can be done. This post will highlight a few critical points.
Know your order and demand compliance – For those fathers with court ordered parenting time, you should know what it allows and be prepared to ask the court to intervene if the order is not being followed. After all, the court expects both parents to follow its order.
Get a court order – If you don’t have a court order, it is imperative that you start the process that will lead to you being granted court ordered parenting time. It is also important because a single mother who gives birth to a child out of wedlock has sole legal and sole physical custody of a
Don’t give up – The process of obtaining custody and parenting time, whatever degree it is, can be a long, drawn out battle that must be waged. These battles take a great investment of time, money and energy. Because of this, many fathers give up. Keep in mind that some unscrupulous parents depend on you giving up, because they hate you for different reasons, and will stop at nothing to sabotage your relationship with the child.
If you have additional questions about parenting rights, an experienced attorney can help.