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Parents struggle with visitation arrangements

Like many parents across the country, California parents struggle with visitation arrangements. California uses parenting plans in order to get the parents to reach an agreement that will work best for their family. However, they may still experience some problems with such plans.

One problem that often arises is that a parent feels like his or her visitation rights are not respected. This problem may manifest in a parent not having the children available at the designated time and place. A parent may have difficulty accessing the child through other means, such as by calls. For children, consistency is important. A parent who believes his or her rights are not being respected may be able to seek recourse from the court by asking to receive time to make up for the lost time.

Many parents who have visitation rights in place may have initiated a custody dispute. They may have been denied custody but given visitation. This scenario may cause or extend negative feelings between the parents. When one parent is bitter, he or she may not act in the child's best interest. In extreme cases, one parent may intentionally alienate the child from the other parent. The parent may refuse all visitation even when a court order requires it.

Parents who are experiencing problems with visitation may want to seek the advice a family law attorney. The attorney may recommend that a parent keep documentation and a journal to keep track of denied visitation rights or other violations of the court order.

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