ENFORCE PARENTING TIME DURING COVID-19
If your ex has stopped following your court-ordered custody arrangement because of the pandemic, or for any reason for that matter, there are ways to enforce parenting time.
Family law attorney James Townsend discusses your options to enforce parenting time in this informative video.
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Below the video is the full transcript of James’ video for your future reference.
Hi, I’m James Townsend with Robinson and Henry. I wanted to talk a little bit today about parenting time during the COVID-19 crisis.
We’ve had a lot of calls coming in about what to do if the other party is not following the parenting time guidelines or they’re not following rather the court ordered parenting time.
WAYS TO ENFORCE PARENTING TIME
So you’ve got a couple of options if the other party is disobeying that court order.
You can file a motion for contempt. Contempt actions are pretty serious. The court, if it finds that the person is in contempt, can levy fines, they can let be fees against them, it can even have the person put in jail.
The other option that you can do is a motion to enforce, it’s also called a motion regarding parenting time disputes.
If you file that motion and the party is found to not be in compliance the court can actually modify parenting time. They can modify the plan, they can levy fees, they can also even require the other side to post a bond to ensure future compliance.
WHY YOU SHOULD TALK WITH A LAWYER
So it’s important to talk to an attorney about which to do and which will get you in more quickly. The different courts are handling those types of cases differently so it’s important to talk to a lawyer.
I’m James Townsend with Robinson and Henry. Our phone number 303-688-0944. Look forward to hearing from you. Stay safe.