Can You Change Your Visitation Schedule?

Jun 25, 2020


As a leading authority in family law, John P. Bennett, Attorney at Law understands the complexities and challenges of visitation schedules. We are here to provide you with comprehensive guidance on how you can potentially modify your visitation schedule without legal complications. Our team of legal experts has extensive experience in handling cases related to visitation rights and can assist you in navigating through the legal process.

Understanding Visitation Schedules

A visitation schedule outlines the time and dates for when a non-custodial parent can spend time with their child. It is an essential aspect of any co-parenting plan or custody agreement. However, life circumstances can change, necessitating modifications to the existing visitation schedule.

The Process of Modifying Visitation Schedules

If you wish to change your visitation schedule, it is crucial to follow the legal process. Here are the steps involved:

Evaluate Your Current Agreement

Start by carefully reviewing your existing visitation agreement or court order. Understand the terms and conditions mentioned, as they will serve as a foundation for any modifications you seek.

Intention to Modify

Once you decide to modify your visitation schedule, you need to express your intention to the other parent. Open communication is key in ensuring transparency and mutual understanding throughout the process.


In many cases, courts require mediation before moving forward with any modifications. Mediation allows both parents to discuss various concerns, explore possible solutions, and potentially reach an agreement outside of court. John P. Bennett, Attorney at Law, can represent you during mediation sessions, ensuring your rights and interests are protected.

Filing a Petition

If mediation does not lead to a satisfactory outcome, the next step is to file a petition to modify the visitation schedule in court. Our legal team has extensive experience in preparing and filing petitions, ensuring that all necessary documentation is accurate and complete.

Court Hearing

Once your petition is filed, a court hearing will be scheduled. It is crucial to present a strong case to support the proposed modifications to the visitation schedule. John P. Bennett, Attorney at Law, will work closely with you to develop a compelling argument, backed by relevant evidence and legal precedence.

Court Decision

After evaluating all the presented evidence and arguments, the court will make a decision regarding your request for modifying the visitation schedule. It is important to have a skilled attorney like John P. Bennett, who can effectively present your case and maximize the chances of a favorable outcome.

Enforcement of Modified Schedule

Once the court approves the modifications, both parents must comply with the revised visitation schedule. Any violation of the court order can have serious legal consequences. John P. Bennett, Attorney at Law, can guide you on how to ensure the proper enforcement of the modified schedule.

Why Choose John P. Bennett, Attorney at Law

When it comes to sensitive issues like modifying a visitation schedule, having a trusted attorney by your side is vital. Here's why you should choose John P. Bennett:

Expertise in Family Law

John P. Bennett, Attorney at Law, specializes in family law, with a focus on visitation rights, custody agreements, and related matters. Our in-depth knowledge and experience allow us to provide our clients with competent legal representation.

Personalized Approach

We understand that every case is unique, and we tailor our strategies to meet your specific needs. Our team listens attentively to your concerns, walks you through the legal process, and provides you with personalized guidance at every step.

Strong Negotiation Skills

If possible, we work towards an amicable solution through negotiation and mediation. John P. Bennett, Attorney at Law, possesses exceptional negotiation skills that can help minimize conflicts and reach mutually beneficial agreements.

Proven Track Record

With numerous successful cases under our belt, we are proud of our proven track record in resolving visitation schedule modifications. Our satisfied clients testify to our dedication, professionalism, and commitment to achieving favorable outcomes.

Compassionate Support

We understand the emotional challenges that come with modifying visitation schedules. Our team provides compassionate and empathetic support throughout the legal process. Your well-being and that of your child are our top priorities.

Contact Us Today

If you are considering changing your visitation schedule, don't hesitate to reach out to John P. Bennett, Attorney at Law. Our experienced legal team is ready to assist you. Contact us today for a confidential consultation and take the first step towards securing a modified visitation schedule that aligns with your evolving family dynamics.