If you have kids, you need to approach the divorce process carefully and handle legal issues that arise afterward with caution. Aside from child support, it is vital to go over your rights and your obligations with respect to child custody or visitation. Whether your child’s other parent accuses you of violating the terms of a custody order or your ex is unlawfully interfering with your visitation rights, legal matters related to custody orders are serious.
In fact, parents who fail to respect custody orders are sometimes held in contempt of court.
Addressing violations regarding custody and visitation
According to the Judicial Branch of California, you have different options if your child’s other parent fails to respect a court order and your rights with respect to custody and visitation. For starters, you can reach out to law enforcement and you can also contact your county’s district attorney if you need assistance with the enforcement of a custody order.
Moreover, you can consider filing a court action to have your child’s other parent held in contempt of court for disobeying the custody order. This is a major decision and this move could have a significant impact on your child’s other parent.
Custody orders and your legal rights
If you have a court order regarding custody or visitation, there are a number of steps you can take to safeguard your legal rights. Make sure you keep a copy of your current custody order in a secure location. Moreover, ensure that the details of the order are clear, such as where children spend holidays and birthdays. You should also keep a detailed list of any custody or visitation violations.