Can the mother of my child keep her from me?
The answer is usually no, a parent cannot stop a child from seeing the other parent unless a court order states otherwise. This question often comes up in the following situations. The parents (whether married or unmarried) are no longer together and the child resides with one of the parents.
Can a good mom lose custody?
But, sometimes, good moms lose custody. Yes. Seriously. Sometimes, it happens that, even though a mom is a good mom, she loses custody.
What happens if my child refuses to go to court?
Thus, you’ll be the one responsible, and who may have to answer to the court, if your child refuses and doesn’t visit as ordered. If that does happen, get your attorney involved. An older child, particularly teenagers, present a whole different set of considerations.
Can a judge hold a parent in contempt of court?
Your ex can ask the judge to hold you in contempt of court if you intentionally don’t complying with the agreement by not sending your young child for visitation. The bottom line is that you are the parent, and you are responsible for your child’s actions.
What to do if the custodial parent Won’t Let Me visit my child?
If you still are not able to visit your children, then you will be able to show the court that you tried to visit and the custodial parent did not follow the court’s order. You will be able to tell the court specific dates when you were denied visits. You can ask the court to hold the custodial parent in contempt of court.
What happens if you don’t comply with child custody order?
As such, you could be in trouble if you don’t comply with the court’s child custody order on visitation. Your ex can ask the judge to hold you in contempt of court if you intentionally don’t complying with the agreement by not sending your young child for visitation.
Can a parent go to jail for contempt of court?
Contempt in family law is a quasi-criminal action and the penalty includes the possibility of jail time. Sometimes the threat of jail will get the violating parent’s attention. If not, placing a parent in jail, especially one who is the primary custodial parent, is not something the judge really wants to do.
What should parents never do in a courtroom?
In order to keep the process as stress-free as possible, there are some very basic things that parents should never do. We spoke to Christopher X. Maher, a family law attorney who has been practicing in Putnam County for more than 30 years, to get a rundown of the major courtroom errors you should avoid.
Can a custodial parent refuse to follow a court order?
They are not legitimate reasons for refusing to follow court orders. However, it is not unheard of that a threat to a child’s well-being exists. Or the custodial parent is simply unable to physically force an older child to follow the custody schedule.
How to avoid contempt when a child refuses to visit a parent?
We discuss this option in our next article. NEXT: SEEKING AN ATTORNEY TO REPRESENT A CHILD TO AVOID CONTEMPT WHEN THE CHILD REFUSES TO VISIT WITH A PARENT