I have police reports for not cooperating. What can I do? Can I press charges on the other party?
YO need to go back to family law court with a lawyer to enforce it.
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If you have a court order and the other side is violating the court's order, then your best option is likely to file a Motion for Enforcement asking the other side to be held in contempt. It will also establish a history of the other parent interfering in your relationship with the child which may eventually be used as evidence in a future proceeding to modify custody.
Consult with an attorney to discuss your options as soon as possible. The longer that the behavior of the other parent goes unchecked the more emboldened they become, thinking that their are no negative consequences to their actions.
I understand from your question that a court order gives you a superior right to possession of your child and the other party refuses to surrender possession. You have to take affirmative steps to let a judge know about the violation, because law enforcement tends to shy away from doing anything involving the interpretation of court orders. In other words, the ball is in your court. This means consulting with a family law attorney, who will likely pursue an enforcement action on your behalf. For serious violations, you can even ask a court for a temporary restraining order or a writ of attachment.
It sounds like you're doing the right thing by making police reports of the violations. Those reports will be evidence your attorney can use to prove the other party is violating the court order. I also always recommend to my clients that they keep a calendar of the exchanges of their children. This will help you remember accurately the dates and times that the other party was late to exchange your child, failed to surrender possession entirely, and any issues that arose during any specific exchange.
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