Pembroke, MA asked in Family Law for Massachusetts

Q: If you have supervised visits with a minor child and the mother and father had words. Does the mother have the right to

Hold the child from visitation or does she need to get the court order changed. There is a court order for supervised visits 2 days a week

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Joshua H Bearce
Joshua H Bearce
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  • Manchester, NH
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: No. The Mother does not have the right to prevent you from having parenting time with the child simply because the two of you had an argument. If the Mother wants to modify the current parenting plan, she needs to obtain a court order. Otherwise, you can file a Complaint for Contempt if she continues to prevent you from having your parenting time with the child. I suggest you speak with an attorney who specializes in family law/child custody to discuss your options further. Good luck.

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