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Child visitation following divorce

When Pennsylvania parents get divorced, it's important for both parties to create a parenting plan that take the needs of the child into account. A consistent visitation schedule can allow children to have a relationship with both parents and help them regain a sense of stability following the dissolution of their parents' marriage. However, sometimes problems can occur, especially when the ex-spouses are not on good terms with one another.

If the parent who has primary custody feels resentment toward their former partner, the other parent will sometimes not be allowed to visit with the children at the planned times. When child custody agreements are violated in this manner, a non-custodial parent may need to go to court to have the visitation times enforced. The non-custodial parent may want to keep track of each of these incidents to use as evidence.

In other cases, the non-custodial parent may not show up to scheduled visits. Depending on the circumstances, the court can impose a fine on the parent for not following the child custody agreement, or it may reschedule the visiting time. Neglected visits may be stressful and confusing for the child.

A parent who is dealing with issues regarding child custody and visitation rights may benefit from having legal representation. Ideally, the divorcing parties should try to work together to create a plan, but if they cannot come to an agreement on their own or through mediation, the court may get involved. Family courts will generally enforce a visitation program that is in the best interest of the child, taking physical and emotional well-being into account.

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