Getting a divorce is often especially hard for parents and if you have kids, you likely worry about various family law matters such as child custody and child support. Unfortuntely, some parents are in a very tough position because their former spouse restricts access to the kids, and it is very important to stand up for your custody or visitation rights if you are in this position.
Whether you are in the early stages of ending your marriage or you completed the divorce process years ago, you need to take a stand for your rights if your child’s other parent is ignoring a custody order or preventing you from maintaining a healthy relationship with your child.
The emotional impact of denying custody and visitation rights
When one parent unlawfully prevents the other parent from spending time with the kids, various hardships come up. Not only is this often devastating for children who are caught in the middle of a brutal divorce or family situation, but it can permanently damage a parent’s relationship with his or her child. According to research published on the National Institutes of Health’s site, divorce-related challenges can adversely impact the emotionall well-being of children. Moreover, many parents struggle with anxiety and even depression when this occurs and some lose hope and fail to explore their legal options.
The options available to parents who cannot see their kids
Every parent is in a different position, but you must review strategies to safeguard your relationship with your child if your ex is unlawfully preventing you from seeing or even talking to your kids. In some instances, taking this matter to court is necessary and if you are working through your divorce, you need to review strategies to obtain a favorable outcome with respect to child custody or visitation.