What happens if the custodial parent does not show up for court?
What if the other parent does not show up for the hearing? The other parent is the defendant. If the defendant does not show up in court on the day of the contempt hearing, the judge can issue a civil arrest warrant called a "capias."
Can you go to jail for denying visitation?
When Visitation Rights are Denied A custodial parent who denies the noncustodial parent his or her visitation rights may be held in contempt of court, and be fined and/or jailed.
Can a judge dismiss back child support?
Child support back pay cannot be totally forgiven or waived, but there are a few situations that can help you handle it. Double-check the amount the court states you are in arrears. If your child lived with you for a period that the back pay is referencing, the judge may lessen the child support amount.
Is court ordered visitation mandatory?
In most cases – except where there is a concern for a childs safety – a non-custodial parent has the right to regular visits with his or her children, including overnight and vacation visits.