Our child custody agreement says the parent with the kids has to drop them off. Generally we follow this. But if I am unable to drop my kids off to their father but make them available for him to pick up (we live 10 min apart, I am having car trouble) and am not withholding them, simply unable to drop them off, will I be held in contempt of court?
Put that in writing to your former spouses and explain it and you should be fine.
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I dont think you would be held in contemp since you non-compliance is not willful (you are having car trouble). Let your former spouse know by email ir somehow in writing. If he files something wirh the court, then I suggest you retain a lawyer. Best of luck
You did not think to discuss this with the ex? Wouldn't that be the very best thing to do when you have car troubles?
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A defense to contempt is the inability to comply with a court order. If you truly cannot accomplish the drop-off, you are unable to comply and should have a good defense to any contempt action.
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