The Law Offices of Soheila Azizi & Associates, P.C.

Refusing to Send Your Children to Court-Ordered Visitation

You may wonder if you are ever able to refuse to send your children to court-ordered visitation. Perhaps things have been going smoothly for quite some time but then you discover that sending your children could lead to a potentially dangerous situation, so you want to see if it’s legal to avoid this. Here are some other examples of things that might happen:

  • One parent realizes that their child is spending more time with the new girlfriend or boyfriend than their parent when the child goes to their house.
  • Children become extremely distressed for visits and cry that they don’t want to go to the other parent’s house.
  • There is a fear of children’s safety when the children go to the other parent’s home, because of past domestic violence or drug use.

court-ordered visitationThe courts see it this way: Both parents deserve to spend time with their children. This is why courts tend to favor situations where both parents are involved in the child’s life. However, we know that this is not always possible, especially when there are safety issues or the children are old enough to decide whether or not they want to be at the other parent’s house.

If you do sincerely believe that your children are in danger, you have the legal right to withhold visitation time. This is especially true when the risk is imminent, such as in cases where physical and sexual abuse might be happening. The same can be said for living situations that are dangerous, such as situations where a parent is living with a convicted felon or lives in a dangerous home.

However, with court-ordered visitation in place, your ex might try to take you for contempt of court and so you will have to be prepared to make your case and see if your concerns outweigh this fact.

When it comes to the safety of your child, this always comes first. At The Law Office of Soheila Azizi & Associates, we want to talk to you as soon as possible in regards to your case and how you can work on protecting your children. Call us today for more.

Customer Reviews

The Law Office Of Soheila Azizi & Associates, P.C.

Customer Reviews

Adrianne Fernandez 3/11/2021

Beyond impressed! I had been self represented through years of family law and child support court hearings and was so hesitant to hire an attorney out of fear and trusting that they would appropriately represent myself and child. After tons of research I contacted Ms. Azizi. I immediately was greeted by Lorenzo, the Office Administrator, who made me feel so welcomed and comfortable. He assisted in making communication seamless and effortless and walked me through each step of the process. Ms. Azizi heard my concerns and was extremely sensitive to the matter of FAMILY. The team did an amazing job with discovery and building a strong case that gave me confidence and I was successful in coming to an agreement with the other party, in what has yet to have been the easiest hearing of all, thanks to them. Ms. Azizi settled my case after years of stress and agony. I am grateful for finding the team and Ms. Azizi and definitely recommend them for any of your legal needs!

Linda P 6/19/2020

This law firm is the best! They have helped me so much with my Divorce and Criminal cases and I really wouldn't know what to do if I didn't have them to represent me. Lorenzo and Ro are awesome and are there to help at all times. My attorney was Mr.Edmondson and he has been amazing. This law firm is truly great and I will never go to any other one. Their responses are quick and will answer any questions you might have.

Diana H. 05/01/2021

Seven stars. I had planned to put up my reviews after my final judgment but after the first hearing, couldn't wait, and I would write this whatever the outcome of my difficult case. Soheila was simply amazing in her arguments and strategy before the judge. I felt so taken care of. I chose her for her near-30 years of experience as an attorney, the depth and strength I observed in one who had weathered hardship through her many accomplishments, her compassion, and her smarts. I can't imagine what other attorney would have Zoomed with me even in sickness to help prepare me for a legal session. And I later saw how keen she'd been in her advice. I've been deeply touched watching Soheila and her paralegal Lynda Walker fight for my child as if he were their own. They in particular have treated me with great humanity - day and night from what I experienced at my former attorney's. Lynda is a gem, on her toes, flexible, hard-working, committed to each client, humble, and sweet. She has slaved over my case, doing much of the writing, watchful of me on paper and in person, guiding me gently while encouraging me to use my voice. The staff, including the office administrator Lorenzo and Linda C, is caring, respectful, and conscientious. A band of angels.