Visitation is often referred to as parenting time or parental access in Indiana. The majority of parents not awarded custody of a minor child are entitled to reasonable visitation with their children so that they can maintain a strong relationship with their children. Parents are encouraged to cooperate in developing a parenting time schedule that will provide for a consistent visitation with the children. Many times, however, parents cannot agree upon a schedule and the court will provide a parenting time schedule for them. In the state of Indiana, courts use the Indiana Parenting time Guidelines as a baseline for parenting time schedules, but are free to order a parenting time schedule that deviates from the guidelines. A Terre Haute family law attorney at Rowdy Williams Law Firm will fight to ensure that you get the most visitation allowed by law.
RELOCATION OF PARENTS POST-DIVORCE OR SEPARATION
One parent’s relocation to another county or state often interferes with the relationship between the child and the other parent, and may violate the terms of a divorce decree or paternity order. For this reason, statutes require that both parents file a notice of relocation prior to moving. The Terre Haute family law attorney at Rowdy Williams Law Firm will help you with providing that notice and help you if you are the recipient of such a notice from the other parent. Our Terre Haute family law attorney will also help you prove the benefit to your child if you are the parent planning to move and demonstrate the hardship if the other parent attempts to unfairly separate you from your child.
ENSURING THAT YOUR RIGHTS ARE ENFORCED
If you have been granted parenting time and the custodial parent is not allowing you access to your children, a Terre Haute child visitation attorney at Rowdy Williams Law Firm can help. We can seek to have your parenting time rights enforced by having the custodial parent found in contempt of court. If the court finds the custodial parent in contempt we can ask that they also be forced to pay your attorney fees. Contact a Terre Haute child visitation attorney at Rowdy Williams Law Firm today to ensure that you have substantial visitation with your children.