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Visitation Interference and Child Custody Rights
Fathers Rights advice from SingleDad. Jeffery
Leving is the nations leading Father’s Rights Lawyer and offers FREE advice for
the divorced dad on SingleDad.com. Learn about Visitation Interference from an
ex-spouse and how to keep your custody rights intact. Read more.
Question or Comment:
My name is David and I am a Single Dad with
two sons. I’ve recently had a divorce it was final October 15, 2012. As of
January 2012, my children were with their mom and I was getting them every
weekend per our agreement. I also was taking care of them financially. My
ex-spouse has five boys, including my two sons. In June of 2012 she said she
couldn’t take care of them anymore financially because she lost her place of
residents so she gave me custody of my two boys as well as the custody rights of
the remaining three boys. I have had them til this day and never once asked her
for any support financially.
I’m still a single dad with no help I’m doing
this all on my own. My ex has never offered financial help or anything; she has
only visited our sons 10 times in the past year and a half. We made an
agreement they would stay with her for the summer this year and she agreed. I
made sure they had cable and internet service in which she didn’t have to help
keep them busy during the summer along with money and food. Unfortunately, my
boys only stayed 2 weeks and then my ex sent them back home for various
reasons. Now, I am getting threatening phone calls from my ex, wanting a
custody schedule and money all over again. I don’t know what to do about this
endless cycle. This can’t be good for my sons and I only want to do what’s best
What are my Father’s Rights on this?
Answer from Jeffrey Leving:
If you do not have court ordered visitation
or parenting time with your children incorporated in your divorce decree issued
by the court, you should consider filing a petition for a specific visitation
schedule which is enforceable by the court through its contempt powers. However,
you must file a petition with the court to seek this remedy. In some states
such as Illinois, interference with court ordered visitation is a crime. If you are being threatened by the
mother of your children you could also seek an order of protection from the
court. It’s important to obtain
the assistance of a skilled and experienced family law attorney who can best
advise you on how to strategically protect your relationship with your
children. Please consult an
attorney soon, I recommend you contact Bill Dowling at my office at
312-807-3990. Also, visit www.dadsrights.com for further important information.
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