Family Code section 3040, " the court shall consider, among other factors, which parent is more likely to allow the child frequent and continuing contact with the non-custodial parent."
I would retain an attorney from you area and file a Request for Orders modifying the current custody/visitation orders. I would say you have enough in your favor to obtain a ruling in your favor.
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Denials of companionship are certainly a basis for a change of custody, and a criminal conviction for same is certainly a factor which will benefit you. Is this a game changer? I would believe that it is.
Speak to your lawyer about a more aggressive custody filing-- not just contempt-- and good luck.
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Along the lines of the previous responses, there are numerous factors that get taken into consideration when determining matters such as child custody and visitation. An attorney would best be able to represent your interest and know how to put forth your best argument regarding what you are seeking in terms of child custody. Numerous attorneys on AVVO, including my office, provide free consultations for family law matters.
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