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Video Transcribed: What are some grounds that a court might outright terminate visitation either temporarily or permanently? My name is Brian L. Jackson. I’m a Tulsa Father’s Rights Attorney here with Dads.Law where fathers are not disposable. And I want to talk about a worst-case scenario where the court is considering, or your ex has filed a motion asking that all visitation be terminated. What are some grounds where the court might actually consider that?
As a starting point, no visitation is usually the exception and not the rule. Guys, even if she’s filed that, it doesn’t necessarily mean she’s going to get it, and the numbers are usually in your favor. Now, situations where that could potentially be a problem if you’re talking about serious domestic violence. And I mean, I’m talking about where there have been injuries or where there’s just really really bad domestic violence, that’s a potential. Serious physical child abuse, especially if the child’s been injured and there’s a real safety concern. Sexual abuse will sometimes end that way too. And that’s especially true if you’re talking about an ongoing investigation where there might be concerns about the child being influenced by the alleged perpetrator, then those situations could potentially result in no visitation.
Some other examples, with older children, if you have a child who is just patently refusing, that can result in no visitation either by court order or just by default because the child won’t comply. If you were talking about serious degradation of the relationship with the child, where the court feels… Generally, when you’re talking about no contact, it’s because the court feels that there’s no good way to look after the child’s safety or welfare without terminating visitation with that party. And that’s when you get that kind of a scenario. It’s not a general rule, but it can happen in extreme situations. It’s something to be aware of.
And if you are facing a motion that asks to outright terminate your visitation, then you need a good lawyer right now. You need to go to Dads.Law where fathers are not disposable. Thank you.