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My Ex—Spouse is Not Abiding By the Custody Order, What Can I Do?

custody orderWhen you go in front of the mediator or a judge in your custody case, you receive a custody order that explains where the child should go, who makes decision for your child, and so much more. Consider this: Your ex-spouse receives a copy of the custody order detailing every bit of their visitation, but they are not abiding by it. Now, you are placed in a peculiar situation, as everything you once knew about custody is challenged. What options do you have? Can you force your ex-spouse to follow the custody order?

Enforcing Your Order

The truth is, yes, there are some steps you can take to ensure that your ex-spouse abides by the custody order. You can take a variety of actions, some of which are mild and some of which are a bit more severe.

Speaking to Your Attorney: In some cases, an attorney might be able to send a letter to your spouse as a way to tell them that they must abide by the order that has been put in place and that there could be consequences and penalties from the court if they do not. This could be a wake-up call to a spouse who won’t follow the order.

Calling the Police: You might be able to call the police. Sometimes, police will not help with domestic situations but, if an order is involved, this could make things a bit different. 

Modifying the Visitation: You might have to speak with the judge who came up with your order and ask them of the specifics of the other, then asking them on how you can move forward to reschedule missed visits and more.

Filing Contempt of Court: If you find yourself in a contempt of court action, they could take a closer look at the violation and penalties might result.

Going to Court: You might take your ex-spouse back to court so that the custody order can be re-examined and changed, especially in severe cases.

Your custody is important to you because you want to ensure that your child is spending time with both parents and adjusting well after divorce. When one spouse doesn’t abide by the order, it could lead to many frustrations. Let us help when it comes to your case. We want to get you the results you deserve in your case.

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Adrianne Fernandez 3/11/2021

Beyond impressed! I had been self represented through years of family law and child support court hearings and was so hesitant to hire an attorney out of fear and trusting that they would appropriately represent myself and child. After tons of research I contacted Ms. Azizi. I immediately was greeted by Lorenzo, the Office Administrator, who made me feel so welcomed and comfortable. He assisted in making communication seamless and effortless and walked me through each step of the process. Ms. Azizi heard my concerns and was extremely sensitive to the matter of FAMILY. The team did an amazing job with discovery and building a strong case that gave me confidence and I was successful in coming to an agreement with the other party, in what has yet to have been the easiest hearing of all, thanks to them. Ms. Azizi settled my case after years of stress and agony. I am grateful for finding the team and Ms. Azizi and definitely recommend them for any of your legal needs!

Linda P 6/19/2020

This law firm is the best! They have helped me so much with my Divorce and Criminal cases and I really wouldn't know what to do if I didn't have them to represent me. Lorenzo and Ro are awesome and are there to help at all times. My attorney was Mr.Edmondson and he has been amazing. This law firm is truly great and I will never go to any other one. Their responses are quick and will answer any questions you might have.

Diana H. 05/01/2021

Seven stars. I had planned to put up my reviews after my final judgment but after the first hearing, couldn't wait, and I would write this whatever the outcome of my difficult case. Soheila was simply amazing in her arguments and strategy before the judge. I felt so taken care of. I chose her for her near-30 years of experience as an attorney, the depth and strength I observed in one who had weathered hardship through her many accomplishments, her compassion, and her smarts. I can't imagine what other attorney would have Zoomed with me even in sickness to help prepare me for a legal session. And I later saw how keen she'd been in her advice. I've been deeply touched watching Soheila and her paralegal Lynda Walker fight for my child as if he were their own. They in particular have treated me with great humanity - day and night from what I experienced at my former attorney's. Lynda is a gem, on her toes, flexible, hard-working, committed to each client, humble, and sweet. She has slaved over my case, doing much of the writing, watchful of me on paper and in person, guiding me gently while encouraging me to use my voice. The staff, including the office administrator Lorenzo and Linda C, is caring, respectful, and conscientious. A band of angels.