As a single parent, getting the support owed to you likely plays a considerable role in your ability to meet the needs of your children. You may have believed that because child support agreements legally bind the parties involved, your ex-spouse would comply with the agreement terms. Unfortunately, you may have found yourself in a situation in which your court-ordered and necessary payments have gone unpaid.
Parenting time refers to the amount of time the non-custodial parent spends with the child. Disputes regarding parenting time often develop when parents ask the court for a divorce. If the two individuals are not able to reach an agreement in terms of parenting time, the court must make the decision. Generally, the court considers a number of factors when making its decision. Considerations include the child's age and health, the available time each parent has away from work and other commitments, as well as the child's school schedule, the living accommodations in the two homes and the distance between the homes. In all of these cases, the child's best interests are the overriding factor the court considers when making its decision.