THIS IS ONE PART OF THE CODE OF ALABAMA, (THE LAW) ABOUT CHILD VISITATION RIGHTS FOR NON-CUSTODIAL PARENTS. NON-PAYMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT IS NOT A LEGAL REASON FOR A CUSTODIAL PARENT TO WITHHOLD THE CHILD FROM THE NON-CUSTODIAL PARENT IN CASE OF MISPAYMENT. IF YOU THINK YOUR VISITATION RIGHTS HAVE NOT BEEN UPHELD, READ THE LAW ABOUT VISITATION, WRITE AND FILE A MOTION IN YOUR LOCAL FAMILY COURT. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO SEE YOUR CHILDREN UNLESS A JUDGE HAS ORDERED OTHERWISE AND IF SO, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL THE DESICION.
Code of Alabama – Title 30: Marital and Domestic Relations – Section 30-3-5 –
Venue of all proceedings seeking modification of child custody, visitation
rights, or child support
Section 30-3-5 – Venue of all proceedings seeking modification of child custody, visitation rights, or child support.
Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, venue of all proceedings for petitions or other actions seeking modification, interpretation, or enforcement of a final decree awarding custody of a child or children to a parent and/or granting visitation rights, and/or awarding child support, and/or awarding other expenses incident to the support of a minor child or children, and/or granting post-minority benefits for a child or children is changed so that venue will lie in: (1) the original circuit court rendering the final decree; or (2) in the circuit court of the county where both the current custodial parent or, in the case of post-minority benefits, where the most recent custodial parent, that parent having custody at the time of the child’s attaining majority, and the child or children have resided for a period of at least three consecutive years immediately preceding the filing of the petition or other action. The current or most recent custodial parent shall be able to choose the particular venue as herein provided, regardless of which party files the petition or other action.
(Acts 1984, No. 84-324, p. 744; Acts 1990, No. 90-666, p. 1282.)
THESE LINKS ANSWER QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE ABOUT VISITATION RIGHTS FOR NON-CUSTODIAL PARENTS.