3 Reasons You Can Be Denied Visitation Rights


Here at Divorce Attorneys San Jose CA, we want to make sure that our clients are able to maintain the best possible relationships with their kids. In some cases, this involves letting the child see the noncustodial parent as much as possible while other times it may mean denying visitation to the noncustodial parent entirely. Here are 3 reasons you might be denied visitation.

Domestic Violence

If you have been accused of or charged with domestic violence in the past, you may be denied visitation unless you can prove that you have received treatment for domestic violence and are not at risk. The court will also consider whether the child was the victim of the domestic violence or witness to it.


In the case where one parent is incarcerated, visitation can be tricky. Although the custodial parent may not have a problem with the noncustodial parent having visitation, they might have a problem with the child visiting a prison and visitation is sometimes denied on these grounds.

Child Is in Danger

When a custodial parent feels that the child is in danger during visitation hours, they may be able to deny the other parent visitation rights. If this is the case for you, ask your lawyer what information you will need to provide to prove that the child is in danger and should be denied visitation.


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