What is the worst thing that can happen if you move out of state with children against a court order?
As a Texas divorce and child custody attorney, I often receive questions about the potential consequences of violating a court order related to moving out of state with children. It’s a serious matter, and it’s important for individuals to understand the potential consequences of their actions.
If you move out of state with your children in violation of a court order, the court has several remedies at its disposal. First and foremost, the court has the power to strip you of your title as the custodial parent and give that designation to the other parent. This means that the children would be required to move back to the state of Texas.
Additionally, the court has the power to hold you in contempt of court and put you in jail for violating a court order. This is a serious consequence, and it’s important to understand that the court takes this type of violation very seriously.
Finally, the court can also require you to reimburse the other parent for their attorney’s fees. This is because they may have had to file a lawsuit in order to enforce the court order, and they should not be required to bear the financial burden of that process.
I hope this information has been helpful for those who may be considering moving out of state with their children in violation of a court order. It’s always best to consult with an attorney and fully understand the potential consequences of your actions before making any decisions. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
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