Even after the court has implemented a custody agreement in divorce cases, there can still be stress and conflict between each parent. Phoenix family law attorneys at The Sampair Group know that it is common for this to happen, and there are many practical tips that those going through a divorce should consider when faced with this kind of conflict.
1. Always document any conversation, violations, or any other situations surrounding your custody or visitation disputes. If there are repeat violations, keeping them documented will show a pattern of this behavior and you will then be able to use court action to enforce the order. If there is any reason that you feel a child should not be attending visitation, you must document and justify these reasons (i.e. abuse, neglect) and contact your attorney, who will then help you handle the situation in the best way possible before involving the court.
2. If you are going to contact the police in regards to visitation interference, do so with discretion. Each time the police are contacted and respond to the situation, take note and documentation of the visit from law enforcement and keep in your records. Request a copy of all reports issues by law enforcement. In any case of calling the police, use discretion when doing so to minimize any harmful impact on the children.
3. Always have on you a copy of your visitation and child custody orders. Keep them readily accessible, as it is the first document a police officer will request from you if they are responding to a visitation conflict.
4. Whatever you do, do not involve your children in a way that they will be negatively affected by your visitation and child custody disputes. Avoid discussing the dispute in front of or with your children. As a parent, you should be shielding them from the conflict, not bringing them into it.
As with any custody dispute, you should try your best to remain civil and focused, as your goal should be to meet the best interests of the child. For more information about child custody and other family law conflict resolutions, visit The Sampair Group today at http://www.sampair.com/firm-overview/child-custody/.