Child Custody Enforcement

What is Child Custody Enforcement?

Child custody enforcement refers to the legal steps taken to ensure a court-ordered child custody arrangement is followed by all parties involved.

Why is Enforcement Important?

An enforced order protects:

  • Your Child's Stability: Consistent custody arrangements provide a sense of security for your child.
  • Your Parental Rights: The order outlines your custody and decision-making authority.
  • The Other Parent's Responsibilities: The order defines visitation rights and obligations.

What Happens if a Child Custody Order is Violated?

If the other parent fails to follow the order, you can take steps for enforcement. Here's what you should know:

  • Filing a Motion: A formal request to the court to address the violation. This motion may be called "Motion to Enforce Custody and Visitation" or "Motion for Civil Contempt."
  • Court Hearing: The judge will hear arguments from both sides and determine the best course of action.
  • Modification of the Order: In some cases, the judge may modify the existing order based on changed circumstances.

Protecting Yourself and Your Child

  • Obtain a Court Order: If you don't have one, it's essential to establish a formal custody arrangement.
  • Maintain Records: Keep a detailed calendar of custody exchanges and document any violations.
  • Certified Copies: Provide certified copies of the order to relevant parties like the school or daycare.

Contact Us Today

At The Law Office of Romeo R. Perez, we know child custody is a sensitive matter. Our team offers comprehensive family law legal services, advice, and representation. Contact us today at 702-214-7244 or complete our online form to schedule a confidential Consultation.