This thesis deals with the subject of visiting rights in detail. Starting with constitutional basis, this paper also explains the legal nature of the right to have personal relations, as well as the rights and obligations pertaining this status that go with it. In addition, some possible regulatory options and contents of these regulations are presented.The first part of this paper also deals with the proceeding in the field of visiting rights. In this part, topics of jurisdiction, parties to the proceeding, core principles within the proceeding, and, of course, the enforcement of visiting rights, are introduced.The main part of this thesis deals with possible legal consequences which might follow any infringement of the visiting rights. Possible consequences are portrayed, for the child as well as for the parent not sharing the same household with the child. This part of the paper explains the rights to information, inheritance, custody, alimony, damage compensation, criminal law consequences, and visiting rights for each party involved. In the final part, this paper explains expected changes within the Children's Rights Reform Law of 2012. This section portrays and evaluates the changes within the latest draft (June 2012) for the new law. Concluding, this thesis aims to give an insight into how Austrian law deals with personal relations according to the present legislation, which possible legal consequences could follow any infringement of these rights, and what the legal institution plans on how to reform Children?s Rights, and especially visiting rights, in the future.