The mother has a court order, signed by a judge, that dictates the visiting time the father can have. That visiting time can NOT be taken away from the father by the mother for ANY reason unless she goes to court to have the order modified. If the father doesn't pay child support on time? He still gets visitation-MOMMY is violating court orders if she withholds visiting rights for that reason without going to court 1st. Now if he comes to the house drunk, that's different, but instead of taking it into her own hands, she CALLS THE POLICE to come re a drunken parent who wants to take a child somewhere, all nice and legal. They can take him to jail and THEN she can go to court to have something done re visitation. If she suspects drug use, she has the obligation of calling the police to report her suspicions, but until the allegations is proven, she can't refuse visitation without a court order! Re supervised visits? if those aren't called for in the paperwork from the judge, mommy just can't just change the rules because SHE wants to-again, the COURT does that if they deem it necessary.
Yes, I think that a mother can deny her child visitation with the father especially if he has not been supportive in bringing up the child or she can allow him only under her supervision if the father wants to have custody of the child forcefully.
Depends on what the divorce agreement was. The mother cant alter times agreed on in the court order. If the court order says every other weekend or unsupervised visits then the mother could get in big trouble if she doesnt abide by the order.
She would have to get this approved with the court. She can't take this on as her own crusade...and supervised visits would be with a neutral party, not the mother. The mother is def overstepping her authority.
Like most of the above answers stated "only a judge can make that decision"...if this situation has not been brought before a judge yet then a mother has NO right to deny a father visitation with his child unless the mother has probable cause to feel her child is in some form of danger when he is present and if that is the case the authorities should be called so this can be documented..hopefully, that is not the case...the childs welfare is the only concern (of course the mothers too if he is abusive to her) it's imperative for a child to have BOTH parents in their life regardless to any ill feelings the mom might now have towards the father..that should in no way effect the father/child bond.