Following a divorce, parents that do not receive primary custody of the child are generally granted visitation rights. Since these parents do not have primary custody, courts give them the opportunity to visit their children regularly through scheduled visitation. In Arizona, it is not required that a judge come up with a child custody schedule for visitation.
Parents are free to decide a child custody visitation schedule for themselves. If parents are unable to reach a visitation agreement, however, courts can establish a child custody visitation schedule to allow the child to receive regular contact with each parent.
What if a parent will not cooperate with the visitation schedule?
In this case, the other parent can take several steps to rectify the matter. When parents have decided on the custody visitation schedule themselves, it can be difficult to resolve the matter, since the court has not issued an order that can be enforced. If, however, the court has decided on the schedule for visitation, the complying parent can inform the court that the other parent has violated the schedule. The uncooperative parent may be held in contempt by the court, have to pay a fine, or may even go to jail. If you need help in settling on a custody visitation schedule with your former spouse, or holding them accountable for a violation, our law firm can be of assistance. Could Virtual Visitation work for your situation?
Child Custody and Visitation
The Cantor Law Group has been helping parents deal with divorce and child custody matters in the Phoenix area for over 15 years. Our lawyers have over 70 years of combined experience and work hard to help clients to reach decisions that are best for them and their families.
Contact us at (602) 691-6364 for a free consultation and for assistance in settling a visitation dispute and our experienced family law firm will work tirelessly on your behalf to help you get the best outcome for you and your child.