If you have children, but you are no longer in a relationship with the other parent, it is likely that you will be sharing custody to some extent. Shared custody means that you will need to divide parenting time between the two of you.
In an ideal situation, divided parenting time will work seamlessly and in accordance with a schedule that is agreed upon by both parents. However, it is quite common for parents to disagree on parenting time and to come into conflict because it is said that one of the parents caused parenting time interference.
Parenting time interference can cause many issues for parents, and it can have the potential to affect the well-being of the children involved in addition. The following are the different types of parenting time interferences.
Indirect parenting time interference
Parenting time interference can be subtle. For example, it can occur as the result of poor communication between parents, resulting in parents trying to pick up their child at the wrong time of location.
Direct parenting time interference
Interference of parenting time can also be intentional and calculated. This could be a situation where the parent simply fails to collect his or her children at the designated time. It could also be a situation in which the parent refuses to hand over the child to the other parent at the designated time.
If you have become involved in a conflict with the other parent of your child regarding parenting time, it is important that you look at your legal options so that you can solve the issue adequately.