Greetings. First, don’t be late or leave early or fail to show up. Do you care for this child? If so, there is no reason for the above things to occur. You can control work schedules, etc., within reason to see the child on time and for the entire visit.
Now that I am done scolding, I think that your actions may be enough for you to have to continue with supervised visits. If you do have to continue with supervised visits, ask the judge for someone other than your ex to supervise (like a psychologist or social worker assigned by the court).
Also, as long as you made the child support payment by the time you go to court, you are not in contempt. Make sure all other payments are on time. Not paying child support does not mean that you will not be able to see your child, but it does make it look like your child is not a priority.
More than likely, since you have attended each visit, you will be allowed to start the unsupervised visits. Stop worrying about your ex’s continued negative treatment of you and start being happy about the time you have with your child. You cannot change your ex’s opinions of you over a couple of months, but over a year or so of continued visitations and child support payments, her attitude may become more positive. Smooth sailing.
P.S. Child support payments before attorney fees!
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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