Family Law Attorney in Spring, Texas – 281.810.9760
Visitation agreements created during or after a
divorce are an incredibly important tool to help families feel like they are still
together to some extent. Children in particular benefit from regular
visitation schedules that allow each parent to spend time with them, as the complete division
of their household can be traumatizing or limiting to their developing
personalities. If your ex-spouse is failing to meet the parental visitation
agreement outlined in your divorce decree, it is time to think about enforcing
it for your own good and that of your children.
Behaviors that likely constitute a violation of a visitation agreement:
- Visiting any day not included in the visitation agreement.
- Intentionally showing up too early or leaving too late from a visitation.
- Coercing the child to come visit without the custodial parent present.
- Not participating in scheduled visitation without good reasons given.
The Law Office of Bryan Fagan in Spring can assist you with visitation
enforcement cases. Our Texas family lawyers understand the importance
of visitation schedules and the sense of togetherness after a divorce
they help create. Using our extensive combined legal experience, effective
methods of communication, and client-focused approach to casework, we
are capable of finding the conclusion that works best for everyone.
complimentary case evaluations. Call 281.810.9760 to schedule yours.
How to Enforce Visitation Schedules in Texas
When your ex-spouse is making your life difficult by ignoring or changing
visitation schedules, enforcement might be your only option. Some courts
will tell you to first talk to your ex-spouse about the situation, but
that could be something that makes you unduly uncomfortable. Your ex-spouse
may also simply refuse to cooperate out of post-divorce spite. To avoid
unnecessary delays and hardships, we suggest you start out by talking
with our Spring divorce attorneys about your options and how
divorce decree enforcement works.
Visitation enforcement narrows your legal options due to the fact that
your ex-spouse is not withholding money from you. The most likely possibility
is you file a
contempt of court motion, which notifies the court that your ex-spouse is ignoring a court order
intentionally. As being found in contempt of court is technically a crime,
the violator could be penalized with fines and jail time. Effectively,
the motion is a legal threat that tells the violating parent to start
following the visitation schedule immediately, or face serious legal consequences.
Legal Advocates Both In & Out of Court – Call 281.810.9760
Talk to our family lawyers in Spring and Houston about your visitation
enforcement case today. We can discuss how to get your ex-spouse to follow
the rules of the divorce decree, whether we need to mediate with them
or go directly to court for a motion of contempt.
Contact our law firm at your first opportunity to begin your case with a
free initial consultation.