What can I do if my partner doesn’t show up for parenting time?

As of March 1, 2021, the term  has changed to . And in most situations, the term  has changed to . Now, all parents usually have parenting time.

Also, a person who isn't a parent or step-parent may get a to spend time with a child. For example a grandparent can get this order.

Even though you may have a , a , or that says when your partner will spend time with your child, they may not always show up. Parenting time used to be called access.

This can be very upsetting for your child and very frustrating for you. But you can't force your partner to spend time with your child.

It's important not to speak negatively about your partner in front of your child. You also want to make sure your child knows that your partner loves them. Your child may think they did something wrong which is why your partner isn't spending time with them. Let them know that this isn't true.

Keep track of all the missed visits and make notes with as much detail as possible. For example, record the date, time, and details of each visit missed. If it keeps happening, you may be able to get the arrangements changed.

Child support is separate from parenting time

The right to and the right to parenting time are 2 different issues. They are both rights of the child. A parent cannot be denied parenting time with their child because they do not pay child support. And a parent who does not have parenting time may still have to pay child support.

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