Child custody can be a contentious issue after a divorce, and without an agreement in place, it can be tempting for parents to try to set their own rules. If you are considering denying your former spouse visitation, consult with a family attorney in Paterson before you jeopardize your own custody claims.

Watch this video to learn when you may able to deny visitation after your divorce. If you are denying access to your children for safety or health reasons, document your concern. You cannot deny visitation for failing to pay child or spousal support or to gain leverage against your former spouse. The best policy is to address child custody with your divorce lawyer and obtain a legal agreement.