My child's mother is denying any visitation.
1 attorney answer
So you have supervised parenting time through a court order and it has to be supervised by the child's mother? That is a little odd. Usually, court's will not allow a parent to supervise the other parent during parenting time. Usually, the court will send the child and all parties to CASA or some other neutral, third party, supervisor. The reason is apparent (as you have probably noticed). You get a parent who refuses to cooperate and makes the parenting time more uncomfortable than it has ot be.
I do not have your prior decree in front of me so it is a little hard for me to guide you through this. I can say that you should go back into court to modify parenting time (so long as you have never filed a motion to modify parenting time before or it has been more than 2 years since you last filed a motion to modify). Once in court, see whether the court is correct that you should continue to have your parenting time supervised. It may be that the reason you were under supervised parenting time before is no longer an issue.
During the interim, ask that you guys go to supervised parenting time through CASA. They are located downtown and you can look them up online or in the phone book. They may require a court order and it sounds like you have one. If they cannot get you into CASA and if your ex continues to deny parenting time, it may be a good thing. Just show the court that she is refusing to allow you parenting time although you keep requesting it. Keep a log book or journal of the times you request and she denies. It will be very helpful.
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