What do I do if visitation is truly harming my child?

What do I do if visitation is truly harming my child?

If your ex harms or threatens to harm you or your children, you can request a protective order, sometimes called a restraining order. You can file for a protective order at the courthouse handling your case (or your nearest family court).

At what age can a child in Alabama choose which parent to live with?

14 years

Is Alabama a mother or father state?

The state of Alabama, however, typically holds the opinion that joint custody is in the best interests of the child and will usually grant both parents custody.

How can a mother lose custody of her child in Alabama?

At times the presence of fault by one of the parties may affect the custody decision. However, in and of itself, misconduct, such as adultery, is not an absolute bar to receiving custody. Misconduct by a party may affect custody cases where the misconduct has a demonstrated effect on the children of the marriage.

Does a child have the right to choose which parent to live with?

There is no fixed age when a child can decide on where they should live in a parenting dispute. Instead their wishes are one of many factors a court will consider in reaching a decision.