Child custody is a tricky subject with a lot of nuances. Thankfully, Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP are here to answer any questions you might have regarding child custody!
Can I stop my child from seeing their other parent if there is no court order allowing me to do so?
No. If there is a court order mandating that your child must spend time with their other parent, you must abide by it unless there is justification for doing so. In the eyes of the court, the only justification for withholding custody or visitation in violation of a court order is if the health or safety of the child is in danger.
Is my child allowed to stop seeing their other parent even if there is a court order granting them visitation?
As children get older, sometimes they decide they no longer want to see the other parent even if there is a court order granting that parent visitation. However, you and your child cannot simply ignore a court order regarding custody just because they do not want to see their other parent. The only case where this is okay is if the child feels they are in danger. In this case, you must contact the authorities and a family law attorney to help you apply for a modification of the child custody or visitation order.
Is it ever okay to ignore a court order regarding child custody?
Court orders are not simply suggestions. These are legal documents that you must follow or potentially risk facing criminal charges. However, here is one instance where it is okay to ignore a child custody court order and that is if your child’s health or safety is in danger. If you truly believe that they will be in danger when in court-mandated custody of their other parent, you can ignore the order and keep the child in your custody. However, you cannot simply ignore the order, you must take action, including contacting the proper authorities and a family law attorney to handle the case.
If you need the answer to child custody questions or want to modify your child custody order, contact Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP today!
If you are struggling with your current child custody order and want to inquire about having it modified or feel that your child is in immediate danger when in the custody of their other parent, you should call Kendall Gkikas & Mitchel, LLP right away. With over 26 years of experience, you can rest assured that we know child custody law in California inside and out. Our experienced and skilled lawyers will work with you and fight to ensure that your rights are and the safety of your child is protected. Give us a call today at 909-482-1422 to request a consultation regarding your child custody case.
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