My ex is not letting me talk with my children on the phone. We have joint custody and I live out of state. What can I do?

Question:

My ex is not letting me talk with my children on the phone. We have joint custody and I live out of state. What can I do?

My ex and I share joint custody, but he has primary placement. He currently lives in Wisconsin and I live in Arizona. Phone contact is the only way I have contact with them. It has been a month since I have spoken with them. He has a jealous girlfriend who interferes, so I’m only allowed to call during certain times. I’ve been calling daily and leaving messages, but I havn’t been able to talk with them. What can I do? Who should I contact to get help and get in touch with my kids?

Answer:

They are as much your kids as they are his. Interfering with your parental access is a serious issue and should be addressed through the courts right away.

I am unclear if your court orders are in AZ or WI, but in either case, you should consult with an attorney where the case is located. Most attorneys will provide a free consultation to discuss your options, although they will charge you if you decide to hire them to enforce your rights.

Good luck!

Patrick Sampair
The Sampair Group, PLLC

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