You need to file a motion to show cause the father for failure to comply with the court order, ask for make-up parenting time for any missed as a result of his conduct, as well as for attorney fees, if you - as you should - use an attorney. Good luck to you.
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You should consult a family law attorney in the Lansing area to discuss the possibility of filing a complaint for parental kidnapping. What follows is the link to the criminal statute relating to the retention by a natural or adoptive parent of a child subject to a court order. As you will see, this may be classified as a felony if the facts fit the law:
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I agree that you should both consult an attorney in your area to hold him in contempt. In this you would need to show cause of how he was in contempt. Another important consideration is how often he has done this in the past. If it is a pattern of him doing this you may want to seek to modify the current visitation or have it more defined by the court. Whichever way you choose to go the other parent is in contempt for not following the court order. You also may want to go down to the court where the order is from and they should be able to either walk you through the process or give you the pro se forms to get this matter before the court.
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