My ex husband threatened to kill me in front of then 6 year old son. I filed the appropriate charges and he was arrested. I had Protective order and he only tried to contact once. The case dragged on for 2 years...I called periodically to find out the status over the two years and finally was told after I had given up on it for 6 months but they wanted to take it to court. Well the only witness was now 8 and didn't remember the whole incident since he was so young. We had no other issues from his father and thought he had gone away. After three years had passed I moved. We never received phone calls, birthday or Christmas Cards, or any contact from Nov. 2011 to Sept 2013(when we moved) I changed my number in Jan 2016.Still no contact, My number was the same from 2009-2016. Now I got married three weeks ago and the absent father is wanting to contact me to place insurance on my son. He has never carried insurance on my son and owes me $27,000 in back owed child support. I need to know what Legal leg I have to not allow any contact and keep on as we have for the last 4 1/2 years? I have full legal and physical custody of my now 11 year old son. His father has visitation rights.
If there are provisions in the order that allow visitation and contact by phone then you do not currently have the right to totally restrict contact. You should speak to an attorney to review the current order and determine if it can be modified based on the changed circumstances due to his not contacting your son and the other events.
I agree with Mr. Gibbs. And in reading your response to his post, it is highly unlikely for a judge to order 50:50 physical custody in a contested case (some judges will not even let parents agree to it). You need to act sooner rather than later, because it does sound like he has visitation/contact rights, which are not currently being permitted. You need to modify that order before he files a contempt claim against you.
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