Cases involving parenting time, child custody, and visitation rights are frequently highly sensitive and challenging. Our family law attorney and staff represent clients who have questions about their parental rights, or who may be striving to protect their children in a visitation dispute. Shuler Law Firm, LLC understands the laws that affect your parenting schedule. We're here to provide support and to represent your family in a case involving visitation rights, including post-judgment modifications.
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Visitation laws in Missouri govern the access and time that a non-custodial parent gets to spend with his or her child. Visitation laws go hand-in-hand with parenting schedules as a divorced couple schedules the time the parent without physical custody gets to spend with the child.
In Missouri, grandparents have a legal right to request reasonable visitation with their grandchildren. This right only applies to biological grandparents according to Missouri Statues 452.402 and 452.403.
Some reasonable visitations may include:
A divorce where a parent refuses to allow a grandparent access to his or her grandchildren
If one parent is deceased and the surviving parent denies visitation to the grandparents on the deceased parent's side
If the child lived with his or her grandparent for six months or more
The relationship between a grandchild and a grandparent is valuable, and it is important to defend its integrity. Always seek the guidance of an experienced family law attorney's guidance in such matters.
No. A parent's right to visitation as ordered by the court cannot be suspended at will by the other parent. Additionally, the parent paying child support cannot withhold payments if visitation is withheld.
A parenting schedule is simply a formal document that organizes your visitation and custody arrangement.
You may also seek mediation or arbitration in a visitation case in order to avoid court and foster respect for family bonds during this process. Ask our Springfield family law attorney about these and other options available to you.
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