I had my visitation suspended 5-yrs ago due to drug use. In 2010, I cleaned up my act; no drugs, no alcohol since. My ex allowed me unsupervised over the past 4-yrs. About twice a month, the kids would sleep at my house; I would take them on vacations; get them from school and take them to their activities; I would go to their home about 1 night a week, do homework with them and tuck them in bed. I would talk to my kids about 5 times a day. When I filed a Motion to have visitation re-instated, ex cut off all visitation/calls.. In court, ex lied; said I never had the kids unsupervised & that I saw the kids 2-3 times a yr, for 1-2 hours at her home, under her watchful eye. The court gave me 1 hour visitation on Sundays at a residential facility; reunification. Is there anything I can do?
You should have testified and presented evidence to support your testimony. You should also hire an attorney to assist you with the court process.
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I strongly suggest you consult with an experienced custody attorney in order to most fully explore your rights and obligations in this matter. Matters of visitation and custody are almost entirely dependent on the specific facts of each case, which is why a detailed consultation is the best way to have your questions addressed. All issues of visitation and custody are always modifiable until the child(ren) emancipate- so the good news is that whatever the present order is, it can change as time goes by and circumstances change. Hope this helps!
There's not much you can do now, if the hearing was already held . . .the time to present your evidence was at the hearing when you could have called witnesses who saw you with the kids to verify you had them with you. Now your best option is to comply with "reunification" and show the court that you are a fit parent. Consulting with an attorney would still be a good idea, as you likely will be back in court (especially if your ex is going to continue to lie) and you need to learn how to collect and preserve evidence you can use in court.
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