Saint Louis, MO asked in Child Custody, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Missouri

Q: Could a parent change a visitation schedule for the best interest of the child?

The parent asked the other to postpone the normal visit due to child having had surgery and experiencing some complications but they just said No,the child will be fine with me.,(they were aware previously of the upcoming surgery)but isn't knowledgeable about how to take care of the child during this time. Would the parent be within their rights to make that decision for the best interest of the child to not visit that one time?

1 Lawyer Answer
Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: It's ill-advised to deny the other parent parenting time when there is currently an order in place. It would be best to reach out to an experienced family law attorney, who could potentially get you a temporary order altering parenting time while the child is recovering from surgery.

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