The court order says 3 weeks, but I need to stay 3 days longer, to go thru some back treatments. The father does not agree, would that be okay if I have a Dr. Note with me if I come back?
Court orders are meant to be followed. Since the father disagrees, you should keep in mind that father may use this incident against you in future proceedings. A pattern and practice of disregarding court orders leads to the path of contempt and sanctions. It sounds like you may have a health related condition that the court may take into consideration. However, I would obtain as much documentation as possible to show that your extended stay was not an intentional act of disregarding the court's orders.
This will be up to the local court. You need to contact the local court ASAP. Otherwise you will risk contempt of court and negative impacts in future custody disputes.
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Identity Theft Lawyer
Sorry but Courts are courts. They are not social clubs. Stay with the court order . Don't play with court orders. You can ask to amend the order if u have the time
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Please see my prior responses.
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Family Law Attorney
A doctors note would help in getting excused for a classroom, but may not be an excuse in the courts to avoid contempt. However, if it is life threatening, and your ex still proceeds with the "contempt" action against you for violating a court order, I believe that your note and explanation, would sway a Judge to understand your situation. Its a chance, but if you need surgery, I would take the chance. Does your ex have a good reason for not allowing this indescretion, like the child won't be in school?
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Family Law Attorney
I concur with my colleagues. The reference to "back treatments" implies to me that they need necessitate your stay beyond the 3 weeks. Perhaps, however, you might obtain documentation of need and negotiate with the father.