Unfortunately, it is anticipated that two parents sharing custody with their child can result in parenting time issues. With this being said, if you are currently facing any of the below situations, do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced New Jersey family law attorneys to discuss your options. At the Siragusa Law Firm, we are committed to helping you and your family.
What are the two most common parenting time issues for parents who are sharing custody?
As expected, there are many ways that conflict can arise between two parents sharing custody of their child. It is important to note the two most common parenting time issues and what you can do to help. They include the following:
1. If one parent denies the other parent access to the child.
Unfortunately, even if there are custody arrangements already in place, parents can still be seen diverging from them and denying the other parent access to their child. The most typical instances of this occurring can include if a parent cancels visitation or cuts the time shore with the child. Parents will also commonly put the blame for their behavior on their children rather than themselves. They can do this by telling the other parent that the child is the one that does not want to spend time with them.
If you feel as though you are being denied access to your child, you have options. The first thing you should do is document each event in detail. You may also be able to appear in court and ask for enforcement to see your child.
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2. If one parent does not show up for parenting time.
The other primary issue that can occur between parents that share custody of their child is when one parent does not show up for parenting time at all. This can cause a rift in the relationship between both parents, but can also place a heavy burden on the other parent who then has to scramble to make last-minute childcare arrangements. Childcare is not always accessible, so the other parent may be forced to miss work or cancel plans as a result.
If you are the parent that cannot rely on your child’s other parent to show up for parenting time, then you should collect as much evidence from each of these incidents as you can. Then you should attend court and request a modification of the custody order so that it can effectively reflect the infrequency of shared custody.
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