Denial of court-ordered visitation can be a frustrating and stressful experience for noncustodial parents. While it’s important to address the emotional aspect of the situation, it’s equally essential to take immediate and appropriate action to protect your visitation rights. In this blog post, we will discuss what to do and how to document when court-ordered visitation is denied.

Go to the Designated Place at the Scheduled Time

The most important thing you can do if denied visitation is to go to the designated place at the scheduled time. You do not need to call or request permission beforehand. If you get there and are denied, document the situation by going to the nearest police station to make an event report.

Carry a Certified Copy of Your Court Order

Always carry a certified copy of your court order with you. This document shows that you have a legal right to visitation and can help resolve any disputes. If the police become involved, the court order can be presented as evidence.

Take a Picture of Yourself at the Visitation Location

Take a picture of yourself at the visitation location, preferably with a recognizable landmark in the background. This photo can serve as evidence that you were physically present at the designated location and time.

Document the Denial of Visitation

Document each instance of denied visitation in writing, including the date, time, and reason for the denial. If there were any witnesses to the denial, document their names and contact information as well. This information can be used to build a strong case if legal action becomes necessary.

Contact Your Attorney

If you have been denied visitation, it’s crucial to contact your family law attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney can help you understand your legal rights and provide guidance on how to handle the situation. Your attorney can also help you document the situation and take legal action if necessary.

Contact The Blacknall Firm

If you are facing a family law issue and need representation for a final trial or any other legal matter, contact the Blacknall Firm today. Our team of experienced family law attorneys is dedicated to helping our clients achieve the best possible outcome in their cases. Let us put our skills and knowledge to work for you.