When couples get divorced in New Mexico, parenting and child custody arrangements generally include visitations for each parent. It is important to follow these court-ordered schedules as closely as possible because if you miss visitations or time-share with your child, there could be repercussions for the time you spend with your child. But could you lose custody of your child? Here’s what you need to know about parenting plans and visitation rights in New Mexico. A parenting plan is a contract signed by both parents and legally enforceable. It must clearly outline the rights and responsibilities of each parent in raising a child. Details such as custody, child support and visitation rights for the non-custodial parent must be in line with the child’s best interests. Common visitation right violations in New Mexico include being continually late for drop-offs and pick-ups, cancelling your period of responsibility without notice, and “making up time” for missed visits. If the court finds that a parent acted in bad faith by missing visitations, action may be taken and parenting time in the future may be affected. Possible court actions for missed periods of responsibility include modification of custody or parenting arrangements, fines, and even imprisonment. If you are concerned about your parenting plan or believe that your ex-spouse is not following the schedule, it is important to seek the advice of a child custody attorney at Justice Legal Group.
It is important to remember that the courts in New Mexico will always prioritize the best interests of the child in any decisions related to custody and parenting arrangements. If you are facing issues with your ex-partner regarding parenting plans and visitation rights, it is best to seek the advice of an experienced child custody attorney. At Justice Legal Group, our attorneys have the knowledge and expertise to help you navigate these complex issues and find a solution that is best for you and your child. If you are struggling with missed visitations, lateness, or other issues related to your parenting plan, do not hesitate to contact us for guidance and support by calling us at 505-880-8737.