As a non-custodial parent, you could be facing all sorts of challenges each day. Perhaps you are struggling with depression following your recent divorce or maybe you have high levels of anxiety due to the financial changes that ending your marriage has brought on (child support payments, alimony, marital property division, etc.). However, custody issues and visitation can be especially difficult for a parent who has recently split up with his or her marital partner and it is essential for you to know what your rights are and take the appropriate course of action if you wish to spend more time with your child.
There may be different options on the table for you and every single case is different. If you are unable to spend time with your child, you may feel depressed or even angry. However, it is critical to handle these emotions properly and make sure that they do not get in the way of your ability to secure visitation. For example, if you have to appear in court, you should be fully prepared and do everything you can to put your best foot forward.
We understand how upsetting these cases can be, but there is much at stake and it is crucial to stay focused. As a parent, you could be dealing with all sorts of other legal matters following your divorce. We discuss various issues related to visitation rights on our website, including custody matters, paternity, child support and other family law topics which involve children.