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What Are the Most Common Parenting Time Issues for Parents Who Share Custody?

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There are two primary issues regarding parenting time that may arise for parents who share custody. Continue reading to learn more about these two issues and how parents can come to a resolution that benefits their children. If you have any further questions regarding parenting time or your child custody arrangement, do not hesitate to reach out to The Law Offices of Katherine K. Wagner.

What are the most common parenting time issues when sharing custody? 

The two most common parenting time issues are as follows: 

One parent denies the other access to their child: The first parenting time issue is when one parent attempts to keep the other from spending time with their child. Even with a custody order, parents will sometimes try to deny the other parent access to their child. For example, a parent may cancel scheduled parenting time, claiming that the child has told them that they do not want to see the other parent. Another example of this issue is when one parent cuts the time short when the child is spending time with the other parent during their allotted parenting time. When any of these circumstances occur, it is important that the actions are documented by the parent who is not receiving proper parenting time. This parent should then go to the court to request enforcement of the parenting time agreement. 

One parent fails to show up for their parenting time: The second common custody issue is when one parent does not show up for their parenting time. This will cause complications for the other parent and will likely require them to make last-minute childcare arrangements. When childcare is not available, this may cause the parent to miss work or cancel plans. The parents who cannot rely on their former spouse to show up for their parenting time should document every incident of cancellation. They should then go to the court to ask for a modification of the custody order to reflect the infrequency of parenting time. 

If you are facing one of the above issues, it is important that you reach out to The Law Offices of Katherine K. Wagner to learn more about how Ms. Wagner can assist you in resolving the issue at hand. Give her a call today. 

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