If you are going through a
divorce where children are involved, you and your spouse will need to attempt
to come to an agreement about
child custody arrangements. However, there are situations where no matter how hard parents try, they
cannot reach a compromise. When this happens, it is necessary to litigate
the dispute and let the court determine custody arrangements.
Having to go to court to defend your parental rights can be a troubling
experience. However, having an experienced child custody lawyer on your
side can ensure that you are navigating your child custody dispute appropriately.
In this blog, we explain a few common child custody disputes that might
arise during the course of your divorce.
Physical Child Custody Disputes
What happens if you were to drop off your child at their other parent's
house, but the other parent refuses to return your child back to you?
Or, what if the other parent decides they want to move to another city,
or another state and they want to bring your child with them? Or worse,
they take your child and move without your permission? In these of situations,
you might need to take legal action against your former spouse in order
to enforce your child custody agreement or child custody orders.
From weekly visitation schedules to determining how visitation will work
during the holiday season, there are numerous kinds of disputes that can
arise between parents when it comes to their visitation rights. Let’s
say you have visitation rights to spend every Sunday with your children.
However, your ex decides to file a lawsuit to prevent you from seeing
them. To make matters worse, your ex has made outrageous claims that you
are an inattentive or unfit parent. In this scenario, you will need to
go to court to ensure that your parental rights are protected.
In certain situations, grandparents have the right to visit their grandchildren.
When a parent attempts to deny grandparents the right to visit their grandchild,
the grandparents can file a lawsuit to obtain visitation rights to see
and spend time with them.
Are you currently engaged in a child custody dispute? We can help. Contact our Annapolis divorce attorney
to request a free consultation today.