I live in Tennessee, and up until this year, I got my daughter whenever I wanted her. Now her mother wouldn't let me have her for Christmas, and won't let me have her for father's day. I haven't seen my daughter in two months. The mother refuses to take my daughter any distance (even a few miles away to Indianapolis) and is becoming increasingly more hostile towards me for no apparent reason. I want what's best for my daughter and have had to file a motion for contempt because she refuses to give me information and documents (Social Security card, Birth Certificate) to get my daughter benefits.No set parenting time has been established by the court. We've been doing great until this year.
If there is no Court order in place then you will need to file a paternity action. It will need to be filed in Madison County assuming the mother lives there. As part of the case, you can petition the Court for an expedited hearing to get your parenting time reinstated. I have had a lot of success in getting the visits agreed upon once the mother sees you mean business. It is important that you move on this quickly so that you do not go an extended period of time without visits. I have handled a number of cases in Madison County and can certainly help you.
You did not mention what the arrangement is now (court ordered custody, possession / access times, days etc.) If she is violating them, definitely enforce them.
Speak to local family attorney about helping you in whatever county has jurisdiction over this.
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