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What to do When Your Ex Won’t Allow You Visitation- Seattle Child Custody Lawyer Eric Engel Explains

What to do When Your Ex Won’t Allow You Visitation- Seattle Child Custody Lawyer Eric Engel Explains


What do you do if your ex is
not allowing you to exercise visitation with your children?
Hi. I’m Eric Engel, Seattle child custody lawyer with the
Engel Law Group. The first question you have to ask
yourself is do you have a parenting plan? If you do not
have a parenting plan then you’re going to have to
establish a parenting plan. A parenting plan is a set of rules
that the court establishes when your child spends time with you
versus time with your ex. If you do have a parenting plan then
it’s a simple matter of making sure you’re exercising your
visitation. This means you’re following the rules of when you
have your children versus when your ex has your children. If
it turns out your ex is not allowing you to exercise your
visitation, there are 3 simple steps I usually recommend you
do before you take any legal action. First, write your ex a
letter and tell your ex when you have your visitation time and
how you are not having your visitation time. In the letter,
make sure you mention a specific time – usually a week or two
weeks later – when you expect a written response. And then you
got to follow through and be consistent. You have to exercise
your visitation and follow through with the letter that you
wrote to her. Why am I telling you this? I’m telling you this
because parents who have missed visitation or are having their
visitation withheld is a very common problem for parents in
Washington State. And there are some simple practical steps that
you can do to avoid taking court action down the road. I deal
with this issue on a daily basis and I can help you. If you
have problems with exercising visitation, contact us at the
Engel Law Group at 206-625-9800. Thanks for watching my
video and have a good day.

Comments (1)

  1. its only a problem because the courts refuse to aggressively prosecute the females. if a male misses any child support the court is instantly up in his ass threatening jail time. females can withhold court ordered visitation and nthing happens. proof that its about the money and nt the child

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