Visitation


#1

Dear sam38:

Greetings. I am not a psychologist or mental health expert, so what I think is irrelevant. What I know is that judges generally want both parents to be actively involved in the child’s life. Just because a parent makes a mistake and does not get actively involved at first, it does not mean that they cannot correct their behavior and be a positive influence on the child. It sounds to me like the judge intends to change the order after nine weeks to more time if the other parent is attending the visitations. Best of luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
RosenDivorcecom
919-787-6668

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#2

Thank you.

What happens if the visiting parent cannot go to all the visits. Will the visitation schedule become void?

Thanks.


#3

Dear sam38:

Greetings. No, the visitation schedule does not become void if he does not visit each time, but it does make it harder for your friend to request more time with the child later if they cannot be responsible now to get to the visitations. What, other than maybe keeping their job, could be more important than seeing their child?

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
RosenDivorcecom
919-787-6668

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


#4

Hello:

My friend went to court for visitation of the child, the parent had not seen the child since the child was three months old , it is now two years old. The judge gave my friend every saturday for nine weeks, supervised, a few hours each day. Do you feel the child will know the parent well enought to go for overnight visits after the nine weeks? Can the other parent change this order?

Thank you!