When it comes to parenting time, you need to understand your rights and obligations. If you recently split up with your child’s other parent, you have shared parenting time for years or you are approaching the process of divorce as a parent, you need to make sure that you receive the parenting time you deserve (and that you comply with court orders regarding your ex’s parenting time).
Failure to respect a court order regarding parenting time can result in harsh repercussions.
Reviewing the penalties for denied parenting time
According to the Office of the Revisor of Statutes, if the court determines that a parent has denied parenting time in violation of a court order, they could award compensatory parenting time to the parent who missed parenting time. Moreover, failing to respect a parenting time order can result in other consequences, such as posting bonds, paying a $500 fine and paying legal costs.
In fact, some parents find themselves held in contempt of court as a result of denied parenting time.
Addressing denied parenting time
If your child’s other parent refuses to respect the terms of a court order regarding parenting time, you need to take a firm stand for your rights. Do not allow threats from your ex to prevent you from spending time with your child. Instead, go over your options and make sure you address this issue in a timely manner in order to protect your relationship with your child.
Unfortunately, far too many parents miss out on their child’s life because their former partner refuses to respect parenting time arrangements.