What To Do if Co-Parent Does Not Comply With Your Parenting Plan

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It is extremely serious if your co-parent does not comply with a court-ordered parenting plan. Not following a Parenting Plan can cause stress to both the parents and the child, and this can lead a parent to ask the court to change custody.

  • A parent can be held in contempt of court for violating a Parenting Plan.
  • A parent can be found in contempt with the court for not following a Parenting Plan.
  • You must follow your part of the plan, even when the other parent is not following the Parenting Plan.

You have options and steps that you can take when the other parent is not following the Parenting Plan. Usually, you do not want to rush to court or call the police when the other parent is not following a Parenting Plan unless there is an immediate safety concern.

Parenting Plan disputes can be confusing. Make sure you are looking at the most recent plan that the judge has ordered. Carefully read the whole plan to make sure you understand everything correctly.

A lawyer can help you understand your options for what to do when the other parent is not following a Parenting Plan. Lawyers are familiar with the judges and the process.

  • A lawyer can help you understand …
    • what facts in your case are most important and relevant.
    • how to show the court evidence.
    • the laws that a judge will look at when reviewing your case.

It is very important to follow all orders the judge makes. In custody cases, the judge may order mediation, and encourage parents to work out a time-share and holiday schedule to be included in a Parenting Plan. If the other parent still will not follow the Parenting Plan, you will want to talk to a lawyer to discuss your options and possible remedies. Each situation is different. It is serious if the other parent does not follow the Parenting Plan, so you want to make sure that you talk to a lawyer. Call Law Practice Ltd. today with any questions or inquiries regarding parenting plans, we are here to help you.

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