You are under court orders and your child decides they are NOT going to visit their other parent? What is the best way to handle this situation? Your Responsibility If you are under orders from the court to make the child available for visitation, you could be found in contempt of court if your ex decides to take this to a judge. Remember, court orders are in effect until they expire, or … [Read more...] about What if My Child Doesn’t Want to Go to Visitation?
If you have a final court order and your ex-spouse is ignoring the orders, you should consult a Texas family law attorney to discuss filing a Motion to Enforce. A Motion to Enforce the court's judgment is available to enforce a prior court order in a divorce case. The enforcement may be about the division of property, for example, turning over certain assets, money, real estate or property to … [Read more...] about Is your Ex Spouse Ignoring Court Orders? What to do
Last time, we discussed child support/visitation contempt and enforcement suits from the point-of-view of the filing party. This time we will present the other perspective. If you are served with this type of suit, first of all, remain calm. DO NOT call, email or write your ex in anger. This can come back to haunt you later on. Secondly, read the suit and the allegations very carefully. Do … [Read more...] about When Your ex Files a Contempt Suit Against You
What is contempt? Contempt is an action that can be used by the court to enforce an order, or to punish disobedience. Contempt can be used by the court “on its own” (Judge says, “I am going to find you in contempt for your misbehavior in this courtroom”) or can be requested by a party who files a motion with the court (a parent files a suit against the other parent for non-payment of child … [Read more...] about Finding Your Ex in Contempt of a Court Order Involving Children