Contempt of Court
Contempt of court in family law refers to violations in custody and visitation plans ordered by the court. These orders are primarily based on what is in the best interest of the child and if you or your ex-spouse violates either of them, you can be found in contempt of court.
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Consequences of Contempt
If one parent violates a court order such as custody or visitation, the other parent can file a motion that will ask the court to hold the violating parent in contempt of court. The process for ordering the motion includes serving the motion and setting the hearing date. These motions cannot change a custody agreement, but a contempt hearing can order changes to the visitation agreement.
Examples of custody and visitation violations include:
- Blocking visitation – This occurs when a parent makes a child unavailable for court-ordered visitation and deliberately rearranging the child’s schedule so that other activities interfere with the court ordered visitation times.
- Blocking communication – This includes blocking phone calls or emails between the child and the non-custodial parent.
- Denying visitation – In some cases, a parent who is not receiving child support feels entitled to withhold the other parent’s right to visit the child.
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