Leesburg, GA asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia

Q: Am I allowed to refuse visitation to the non-custodial parent due to alcohol, drug and extreme sexiual behvior abuse.

I am the custodial parent and I wanted to know can I refuse visitation according to the other parent abuse. He has not seen his child in over 3 years becuase he hops state to state and city to city. He owes over 27,000 dollars in child support. I have video and photo proof of all his abuse. According to our decree he is supposed to be reside in a certain city to make the exchange and proof of living there but he has not lived there in over 4 years. Other parent making threats now becuase he all of a sudden wants to see our child. He has taken my child before to another state without my permission and knowledge. I am taking him back to court to get everything re-modified. In this case what is the best thing to do until I get him back in court.

3 Lawyer Answers
Samantha A Holloway
Samantha A Holloway
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: I would suggest that you file the necessary documents to modify visitation immediately. Depending on the judge/county, you may be able to get an emergency hearing to temporarily modify visitation if you believe that your child will be in danger when the child is in his father's care.

Homer P Jordan IV agrees with this answer

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You need to speak with an attorney immediately about filing for modification and an emergency hearing.

Homer P Jordan IV agrees with this answer

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: My colleagues are correct, you should meet with an attorney. A modification needs to be made to remedy this situation. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

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