Do I have visitation rights?
2 attorney answers
Usually, when one parent gets temporary custody of a child, the court will address the other parent's parenting time (visitation) in the same custody order. If your daughter's father did not tell the Court the complete truth and has kept you from being with her, especially during the Holidays, the Court should reverse its order and be quite harsh with the father.
Seek immediate legal representation in order to property address these issues. Your daughter's well being is at stake.
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The court should have or you should have asked for parenting time or visits with you child in the interim. If that was not part of the temporary order, you should seek to have a visit schedule put in place. If there is a guardian litem attorney or advocate for your child, bring this issue up with that person. If there is not an advocate for the child, you may need to ask the court for one. If you do not have legal representation, it would benefit for you to at least have a full consultation with an attorney about all the facts and your options. Best of luck to you.
This answer by Attorney Martin is for general purposes only and does not establish an attorney-client relationship.
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