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Custodial interference can be damaging to children

For parents in Florida, it can seem like one of their worst nightmares if their ex-spouses attempt to prevent them from seeing or spending time with their children. They may wonder what they can do about the problems they are facing due to their former partners denying them access to the children. Custodial interference is a term used to describe attempts by one parent to block or interfere with the custodial time of the other parent. It can be deeply damaging to the parent-child bond as well as the psychological health of the children in the long term. This behavior is not a matter of a failure to agree on a specific time or a scheduling problem but rather is a serious effort to undermine the relationship.

Custodial interference isn't only a matter for the family courts. It can rise to the level of criminal behavior and merit law enforcement involvement. However, in order to take action to stop custodial interference, it is important that a child custody plan is on file with the family court.

At times, some parents, especially those who were never married, decide to handle custody informally. Establishing an official parenting plan is an important step for parents to take to protect their access to their children. When a someone refuses to hand his or her children over for scheduled custody time, takes them away during the other parent's custody time or even repeated attempts to convince the kids to seek to change the custody agreement, that person could be held accountable for custodial interference.

A family law attorney can assist parents who worry that they are at risk of losing their children due to their ex-spouses' behavior. From seeking a formal child custody agreement to filing for modifications to protect the child from this type of behavior, a lawyer can help a parent uphold his or her rights and protect his or her children's interests.

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