I Don’t Think It’s Safe For My Children To Have Any Contact With My Spouse. How Can I Prove This To The Judge?
I don’t think it’s safe for my children to have any contact with my spouse. How can I prove this to the judge? Keeping your children safe is your top priority. Talk with your attorney about a plan for the protection of you and your children. Options might include a protection order, supervised visitation, or certain restrictions on your spouse’s parenting time, such as no overnight visitation. However, it is rare for the court to enter a no-contact order with respect to children. Make sure you have an attorney who understands your concerns for the welfare of your children. If your attorney is not taking your worry about the safety of your children seriously, you may be better served by a lawyer with a greater understanding of the issues in your case. Give your attorney a complete history of the facts upon which you base your belief that your children are not safe with the other parent. Although the most recent facts are often the most relevant, it is important that your attorney have a clear picture of the background as well. Your attorney also needs information about your spouse, such as whether your spouse is or has been:
- Using alcohol or drugs
- Treated for alcohol or drug use
- Arrested, charged, or convicted of crimes of violence
- In possession of firearms
- Subject to a protection order for harassment or violence