Family Law

Family law questions? Ask a family lawyer online.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

My son has visitation rights every other weekend which

Customer Question
My son has visitation...

My son has visitation rights every other weekend which should be his time to spend with the children. My work schedule does not always adhere to the same. So when I ask the mother If I can have them a different day so I can take them Disneyland she said NO I can only see them on the days my son has them. He only gets them every other weekend and she id trying to limit his time to only one day now. Which is really HARD!! What can I do to spend more time on other days If any

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

California

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

I called one the retainer was $3500 ANd I cant afford that

Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Family Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
3/6/2018
Family Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 1 month ago
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle, Lawyer
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 10,340
Experience: Licensed to practice before state and federal court
Verified

Hello! I am a licensed attorney, admitted to practice in state and federal court. I have a nearly 100% satisfaction rating (click here for more info) so all that means is that you can count on me to help today. Because I want to provide you with the most accurate answer possible, do you mind if I take a moment to review your question?

Please keep in mind that our conversation does not include an attorney-client relationship and this is for general information purposes only.

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
My question Is My son has visitation rights every other weekend and The mother is trying to take that away. I wanted to take my grandkids to Disneyland on A day that was not my sons. And the mother said NO I can only take them when my son has them. My schedule does not always work on the days he has them .Is there any thing I can do to If I give her enough notice on the Day I wish to have them?
Family Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 1 month ago

Thanks so much for your patience on this. I'm sorry to hear about your situation. Unfortunately, the downside is that grandparents do not have rights to see the children or otherwise have any visitation with the children at all. Only the parents are allowed to make the decisions regarding whether to see the children. As a parent myself, I can only imagine what you're dealing with.

The only way that you could officially have any rights over the children is if you go to court and request to be their guardian. The court will grant it, but usually only if you can prove that one or both of the parents is not acting in the best interests of the children. It's a tough sell in most cases, even here in CA.

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Family Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 1 month ago

One little known, but very effective tool that lawyers use when there isn’t a law that they can rely on to support their position is called principled negotiation. All this means is that you are looking to get something done on the basis of principles, even if you can’t find a law to support you. It takes the anxiety out of dealing with the other side because you’re focused on the facts, not each other.

Here are some simple steps you can follow:

  1. Figure out what the other side’s interests are (saving money, saving time, etc.?);

  2. Think about what your interests are (saving money, saving time, etc.?);

  3. Come up with 2 to 3 reasonable and objective ways to solve the problem;

  4. Present it to the other side;

  5. If the other side rejects, ask them, “Is there a reason why you do not feel it is necessary to negotiate?”

Of course, these are just building blocks to get the other party to help solve the dispute. Believe me when I say that good lawyers use this technique all the time to keep things out of court. You’ll find that it is very effective even with the most stubborn of individuals.

So, you could explain to the mother that the kids like Disneyland and if you can assure that they will be safe and happy, you'd love to be able to take them. If mom has an interest in ensuring that the kids are where they are supposed to be, then you could perhaps send her a photo every few hours to let her know that they're okay. It really depends.

I'm very sorry. How else can I help you today?

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Ely Your Own Question
Ely
Ely
Ely, Counselor at Law
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 11,964
11,964 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

Ely is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it.

LeeMichigan

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

11,964 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney and Counselor at Law

9,025 satisfied customers

30 years legal experience. I remain current in Family Law through regular continuing education.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

7,856 satisfied customers

I provide family and divorce law advice to my clients in my firm.

Tina

Tina

Lawyer

6,562 satisfied customers

JD, 17 years legal experience including family law

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

3,415 satisfied customers

Attorney with 17 years experience

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

3,398 satisfied customers

16 yrs. of experience including family law.

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Lawyer

2,787 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

< Previous | Next >

Related Family Law Questions
I have a family law case. California. I sent a response and
I sent a response and the petitioner's lawyer just sent judgement documents. … read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
32,134 satisfied customers
My question is for family law in Nevada with adoption of
My question is for family law in Nevada with adoption of baby within family that DCSF currently is involved and they are not being bias. They claim that foster care must be done before adoption but We… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
32,134 satisfied customers
This is a family law question. Texas. My daughter is in
My daughter is in mediation and signing an agreement to pay the mediator in 35-45 days. She does not have a job and her husband that has a domestic violence charge pending was the breadwinner and I think she is being pressured because she can not afford an attorney but he has a criminal one and a divorce one Lonestar legal aid has helped her a little bit … read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
29,402 satisfied customers
I have a question about family law. Michigan. Well i already
Well i already got a divorce finalized and a custody order. But situations had changed since the order was final. … read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
29,402 satisfied customers
This is a Family Law issue in California. Parents of two
Hi. This is a Family Law issue in California. Parents of two children are getting divorced. Father is permanently disabled (work injury). Father receives, on behalf of each child, $602 ($1204 per mont… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
32,134 satisfied customers
The mother of my daughter has refused me visitation time
The mother of my daughter has refused me visitation time until we go to court we were never married. She states I can only see her in her home but the home she is in is hostile and the mother has stat… read more
RobertJDFL
RobertJDFL
Lawyer
Juris Doctorate
2,787 satisfied customers
Maryland Family Law Question: My ex-spouse and I have
Maryland Family Law Question:My ex-spouse and I have contentious custody battle the past six years. 18 months ago, we signed a consent order to have 50/50 physical custody of the our two teens. The la… read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
JD
19,276 satisfied customers
This question is in regards to holidays under family law. We
This question is in regards ***** ***** under family law. We have a signed marital settlement agreement stating that responded gets Thanksgiving on EVEN numbered years (we split the holiday but on the… read more
Sue
Sue
Juris Doctorate
388 satisfied customers
Looking for an affordable family law attorney (possible
Looking for an affordable family law attorney (possible sliding fee scale) for my daughter. The father of her children took her two kids (8 year old son; 4 year old daughter). There is no custody plan… read more
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Juris Doctorate
2,596 satisfied customers
Im noncustodial mother with overnight visitation rights that
Im noncustodial mother with overnight visitation rights that since final trial ended my visitations haven't been met. The reason keepers on changing till couple months ago stating I'm not falling orde… read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
JD
19,276 satisfied customers
This is a family law question. 1. My 85 year old mother was
This is a family law question.1. My 85 year old mother was in the hospital for 2 weeks and is now in rehab.She had a heart attack and has severe COPD. She is on oxygen fulltime and Bipap as needed.2. … read more
jb156200
jb156200
Associate Attorney
Doctoral Degree
811 satisfied customers
Is it legal for mother to visit Child at Daycare or school
Is it legal for mother to visit Child at Daycare or school during dad”s custodial time? I haven't seen my son for 4 days and I really miss him. I planned to see him briefly and give him a toy. Would i… read more
jb156200
jb156200
Associate Attorney
Doctoral Degree
811 satisfied customers
I have a multitude of Family law questions regarding
I have a multitude of Family law questions regarding Paternity mediation. Located in Indiana… read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
This is a question regarding family law in the State of
This is a question regarding family law in the State of Florida. Specifically Child Support. My wife and I represented ourselves in our divorce case for which the trial has already taken place Novembe… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
32,134 satisfied customers
Our question is family law how do we address mothers
Our question is family law how do we address mothers hindering the medical and independent needs of son in wheel chair. failing to meet the recommendations of school and doctors . by doing everything … read more
P. Simmons
P. Simmons
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
3,398 satisfied customers
Was just wondering the specifics of visitation at mothers
Was just wondering the specifics of visitation at mothers discretion … read more
FamilyAttorney
FamilyAttorney
Appellate attorney & former trial lawyer
JD
1,459 satisfied customers
Family law My custody visit is 5pm to 8pm. Wife shows up at
Family law My custody visit is 5pm to 8pm. Wife shows up at 7:30pm with dog and asks the children if they want to talk and walk with her and dog. She then direcfs them to her car and leaves at 7:45pm.… read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
Not sure this is family law, but... Our mother is in the
Not sure this is family law, but... Our mother is in the hospital and is not able to care for herself, speak, etc. and the doctor has given us a document stating this so that we can file to be her con… read more
Lawyer Lori
Lawyer Lori
Attorney
JD - Attorney
187 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x