Denied Overnight Parenting Time For Living With My Girlfriend

georgia divorce lawyerQuestion:

My ex-wife will not allow my child to stay overnight with me during my court-ordered parenting time because I live with my girlfriend.

My girlfriend has even offered to leave at night, but my ex-wife still refuses because her “stuff” will be all over the house. In other words, she says my girlfriend has to move out before my child can spend the night.

Is she correct that a minor child cannot have overnight visitation if the parent has a live-in significant other?


I am unable to give you legal advice on divorce. I can give general divorce help for men, though, my knowledge is based on Georgia divorce laws where I am licensed to practice.

Where there is a binding order of the court granting a parent specific parenting time with a child, one parent does not have the right to modify or withhold custody rights to the other parent based upon her belief that the other parent may have a girlfriend spend the night while the child is in his care.

The order granting visitation rights is enforceable and one may seek the assistant of law enforcement or the courts to ensure compliance.

If mother is refusing the court ordered parenting time, father may have the right to file a motion for contempt and seek relief from the court.

Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than divorce tips for men, so please consult with divorce lawyers for men in your jurisdiction.

To arrange an initial consultation to discuss divorce rights for men with a Cordell & Cordell attorney, including Atlanta, Georgia Divorce Lawyer Amber R. Piotrowicz, contact Cordell & Cordell.

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One comment on “Denied Overnight Parenting Time For Living With My Girlfriend

    is it possible to modify your divorce papers? such as visitation time. my ex also enrolled my son in a school that is over 40mins from my house with out even consulting me. can she do that?

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