06 Jul Family Law: Prevented From Calling Your Children
Are You Being Prevented From Calling Your Children? Find Out What Rights You Have
Are you a custodial or non-custodial parent who shares custody of your children? Are you being prevented from calling your children while they are spending time with their other parent? The feeling can be devastating and you might even feel helpless. However, under the Indiana Parenting Guidelines, each parent is responsible in encouraging their children to communicate with the other parent, as well to encourage the children to keep in touch with the other parent while away. If certain times or hours work better for either parent, the parents should set up specific times or ranges of times where the children can be available and communicate with the other parent in a setting that is private. So if you are having issues with being able to call or speak with your child while they are with their mom or dad, you do have rights and an attorney can help you enforce your rights.
So, what if both parents are encouraging their children to communicate with the other parent but the children are unreachable when you try to communicate? Or what happens when the other parent who has the children refuses to answer the phone calls you make trying to speak with your children? These are issues that need to be addressed quickly so they do not continue and do not become larger issues in the future. Co-parenting can be hard, and not being able to reach your children while they are with the other parent can be stressful, especially if the other parent is preventing you from speaking with your children.
Specifically, when one parent is trying to communicate with the children, the other parent is NOT allowed to refuse to answer the call, nor shall the parent refuse to allow the children nor any other individual to answer the other parent’s phone call or prevent other communication. In addition, neither parent is allowed to:
- Turn a phone off that is used to communication with the children;
- Block either parent’s phone number which is used to open communication with the children; or
- Engage in any other type of behavior that denies access to communicate with the children
Indiana Family Law & Child Custody Lawyers
The attorneys are Chambers Law Office are experienced trial lawyers ready to help you navigate the tricky waters of co-parenting. Communicating with your children while co-parenting can be hard. Whether you are having trouble keeping in touch with your kids when they are at their other parent’s house, or if the other parent is preventing you from calling your children, or you need to petition the court to modify parenting time arrangements or child support, we can help. Our attorneys will take the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and make sure you understand each step of the process. Contact Chambers Law Office today to schedule a consultation and speak with one of our knowledgeable and dedicated attorneys.