What is deprivation of custody after a San Diego divorce? Deprivation of custody or the right to parenting time or visitation is an action to bring against a co-parent or other party who deprives a parent with lawful physical or legal custody access to a child.
This can include hiding a child (such as at a family’s residence) or any other attempt to conceal the whereabouts of a child as well as any action to take the child or entice them away from a custodial parent.
Most co-parents attempt to work through genuine day-to-day issues which might affect a child custody or parenting time schedule. There are natural bumps in the road and an instance here or there will not rise to the threshold of deprivation of custody.
However, your former spouse may be acting in a malicious way to prevent you from seeing your child. Some examples of consistent deprivation of custody behavior include but are not limited to:
- Not allowing you access or to see your child(ren) during scheduled child custody or parenting time visits
- Leaving the State of California or the country without prior written authorization or consent from you and/or the Court to do so
- Consistently showing up hours (or even days) late for scheduled transfers
- Offering some incentive for the children to remain with them during your scheduled visit time
Deprivation of custody after a San Diego divorce can actually be symptom of parental alienation. These are serious child abuse cases where one parent attempts to turn the child against the other parent. If you suspect deprivation or custody or are concerned about symptoms of parental alienation you need the representation of the experienced Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq.