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Posted almost 2 years ago.

I am the one who brought the contempt case forward with my attorney, the judge said 9 times the child will not leave the country because of the ATROS and she did leave. When I was on the stand against her he only let me read 6 of the 9 and nothing after from the transcripts, the judge did admit the ATROS were violated instead of 2 counts he held her on 10. I do have an attorney but he is not too familiar with contempt. She is not allowing me to see our little one and were using this as proof, she does not want to mediate. Will this affect custody is she does not want to mediate custody after 2 years of this mess?

Charles Richard Perry
Charles Richard Perry, Lawsuit / Dispute Attorney - Hollister, CA
Posted almost 2 years ago.

If your wife is not allowing you to see your child in violation of the established visitation orders, you need to enforce your rights. The lack of desire to mediate does not affect things by itself in the long run -- but judges tend to note long-term patterns of misbehavior, and those inevitably get factored in somehow.

I do not want to second-guess your existing counsel, who is much closer to the case than me, and I would defer to him/her on all matters. I would have a heart-to-heart talk with him/her, to focus on the goal here. The judge may have cut you off, possibly because he was already convinced, had too many matters to hear, and your evidence was duplicative. There is a huge premium in court on efficiency. For instance, a chart summarizing the nine violations might have been more effective and efficient than you testifying as to them all.

Best of luck to you.

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Posted almost 2 years ago.

Hence my contempt motion, thanks for your time!