What happens if you violate your custody agreement?
When a parent violates a court-ordered or agreed-upon parenting plan, they run the risk of being held in contempt of court. Not only that, but they could face custody and visitation-related consequences if the court considers it to be a serious and consistent enough issue.
What happens if someone violates a divorce decree?
If your ex-spouse violates any aspect of the final decree of divorce, you can file a motion for contempt of court. You can do this as a pro-se litigant or through your attorney. A copy of the contempt motion has to be served upon your ex-spouse. If you have an attorney, he/she will take care of serving your ex.
What if a parent breaks a court order?
If the breach is minor, you can talk to them about the breach and/or invite them to participate in Family Dispute Resolution (FDR). Sometimes persistent breaches of orders are an indication that the orders in place are not appropriate If this is the case, either party can apply to the court to have the orders changed.
Is Shared Parenting a good idea?
Although critics of shared parenting concede that children whose parents share physical custody enjoy many advantages, they reason that these children do better because their parents have more money and less conflict, not because their children spend nearly equal time with each parent.