Roanoke, VA asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Virginia

Q: what happens if a parent isn't following a visitation order to see his children?

We have a court order in place that states the father of my children is supposed to have visitation with my children supervised at least once a week. He hasnt seen them in 3 weeks and hasnt even bothered to contact me for 2 weeks.

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Steve Miyares
Steve Miyares
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: The court has no power to force a noncustodial parent to exercise visitation. When the court orders visitation, it is ensuring that the noncustodial parent is not denied an opportunity to spend time with their children. If the parent chooses to jot take that opportunity and chooses to not see their children, the court can’t force them to visit.

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