I am residential parent- I recently found out via police reports that my child has been exposed to domestic violence, assault, and gross sexual imposition incidents while at the other parent’s house. It is my ex’s significant other who has multiple police reports I’ve found. my ex continues to allow their significant other to be around our child. I also have multiple other concerns regarding safety and well-being. Does this qualify for emergency full custody? What are my options? If i refuse visitation i will be in contempt- but i cannot allow my child to be exposed to these things and do not feel comfortable sending my child to visitation. What can I do?
Yes, for the most part you have correctly analyzed the issues. If a noncustodial parent is court ordered to receive parenting time, and the custodial parent withholds the parenting time, the noncustodial parent could file a motion for contempt. The custodial parent could offer reasons why parenting time was withheld as mitigation and/or a defense. These are all just very general statements. Discuss your specific situation with your attorney to get your questions answered and follow his or her advice.
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