Life after divorce can have its challenges. This is especially true for divorced couples that have children. In the best of cases, both parents are willing to act cooperatively in regard to matters of child custody and visitation. By acting in concert and putting the best interests of their children first, ex-spouses can make a potentially difficult situation work smoothly.
But let?s say you are a non-custodial parent who has an actively contentious relationship with your ex-spouse. Since your ex has primary possession of your child, he or she is in the position to make things difficult when it comes to visitation. Should your ex-spouse so choose, he or she could find excuses to keep you from seeing your children, even if the court says you have the right to be with them at designated times.
Such a situation is simply not fair. It interferes with your ability to have a strong bond with your child. Your relationship could be severely damaged if you are unable to maintain a consistent visitation schedule. In fact, the friction between you and your ex could cause the child so much anxiety that he or she may start feeling apprehensive about spending time with you.
If you have been granted visitation rights by the court, your former spouse is legally bound to allow you access to your child during the agreed upon times. If your visitation is being blocked, it is important to remember that this can have a negative impact on your child, just as it harms you.
If the situation shows no signs of being rectified without some course of action, you may wish to contact a Texas child custody attorney. The Law Offices of Keith E. Holloway offers services to help parents work out child custody and visitation issues. You can go to this page to learn more about how we may be able to help you.