How to Take Visitation Rights Away From a Parent

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Getting started

Petition the court to revoke visitation. You can call the clerk's office at the family court to ask where you can find a form. The clerk may offer a website where you can find the form or direct you to the office to pick it up.

Complete the entire form. Enter your name, your child's name and both birth dates, and the other parent's name and birth date. Clearly state the reasons you wish to revoke visitation in plain, factual language without emotion. A reason may include alcohol or drug abuse by the other parent. Another reason: the other parent, or someone living with him, is believed to abuse or neglect your child during visitation.

File your petition with the clerk at the family court. A filing fee may be required. The clerk will file your paperwork and send a copy to the other parent. You will both be required to attend a hearing on the issue. Bring with you evidence of hospital reports, police reports, witnesses, and any other evidence to support your allegations. Be factual and specific with dates and times. Expect questions and anticipate how you will respond.

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Maria Lassen has many years experience in the legal field. She was a practicing hair and nail technician for 10 years and has been a freelance writer since 2010. Lassen studied creative writing at Bowling Green State University and holds a certificate in paralegal studies.

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