As a family lawyer in Dallas, I often see clients struggle with enforcing child custody and visitation orders. These orders are put in place to ensure the best interests of the child are met, but they can only be effective if they are followed. In this blog post, I will outline some strategies for ensuring compliance with a child custody or visitation order.
- Remain Calm and Professional
It can be difficult to remain calm and professional when dealing with a non-compliant parent. However, it is important to keep emotions in check and approach the situation in a professional manner. This can be done by writing emails, texts or having discussions with the other parent.
- Document Everything
If the other parent is not following the custody or visitation order, it is important to document every instance of non-compliance. This documentation can include dates and times of missed visitations, communication with the other parent, and any other relevant information. This documentation will be helpful if the issue needs to be taken to court.
- Seek Legal Assistance
If the other parent continues to violate the custody or visitation order, it may be necessary to seek legal assistance. An attorney can help you file a motion for contempt, which can result in the other parent being held in contempt of court and facing penalties such as fines or even jail time. It is important to have a strong case and clear documentation of non-compliance before seeking legal assistance.
In conclusion, enforcing a child custody or visitation order can be challenging, but there are strategies that can help. By remaining calm and professional, documenting everything, and seeking legal assistance if necessary, you can ensure that the best interests of your child are met. If you are in need of assistance with a child custody or visitation issue, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Blacknall Firm for help.