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What happens with visitation if my ex gets arrested?

Opelousas, LA |

My ex had supervised visitation (his mother supervised) now he has been arrested and I refuse to bring my child to jail to visit because I believe it's not a safe place to visit. My ex's mother insist I still bring my child to her home but visitation isn't for her so I shouldn't have to. What happens now that her father is arrested? do I still bring her to her grandmother or do I tell her no and I don't want my child at a jail?

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  1. You need to go in and modify the visitation. Yes courts do sometimes allow jail visitation. And no you do not have to bring the child to the grandmother unless she has a specific grandparent visitation order.

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  2. I agree with attorney Raddatz. However, if the children want to see the grandmother, even though there is no court order in place allowing her visitation... maybe a little time would not hurt. If you feel its in their best interest. She did supervise and has probably gotten used to seeing them... so again, only if you feel it is in their best interest. (Not legal advise... just two cents) :-)

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