If there's no visitation schedule in the parenting plan, and the mom won't agree to one, you need to file a motion or petition to create a court ordered visitation schedule. There is no other way for you to have any enforceable visitation rights. It’s always best to consult with a good family law attorney to discuss the details before you act. See my AVVO Legal Guides on parenting plans, major and minor modifications, and visitationfor more information about the legal issues raised by your inquiry. Click on my photo. On my AVVO home page click on "View Contributions" or scroll down further and click on "Legal Guides." Scroll down the list of my 29 Legal Guides and select the topics relevant to your question. If you like my answer and Legal Guides, please make sure you mark them as “helpful.”
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While I'd not want to try to enforce an informal visitation agreement, you and the mother could fill out a Parenting Plan (available in Word format on line), and get it entered with a court. The longer you delay resolving this issue, the harder it is going to be to get you more frequent visits. I'd suggest meeting with an experienced family law attorney to discuss you options.
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