My spouse has a court order that clearly outlines visitation schedules for his children. The custodial parent is in Georgia. However, after filing a contempt of court on her previously, she obviously knows how to manipulate the system because she ignores the order by not adhering to it, she also refuses to acknowledge the process server for her papers, etc. She claims the kids w/IRS when she's ordered not to AND constantly moving and changing contact information. The order is in FL as well as the child support that my spouse pays. She moved to GA back in 98 but the case remained open in FL. What can be done about this since FL can't enforce anything while she's in GA? She's never in FL not even to visit. No money for an atty, but he filed the contempt on his own before. Isn't it useless?
I would need to know more facts about the situation to be able to give you a precise answer to the question. However, your husband may want to consider filing a supplemental petition to modify custody to obtain majority timesharing. An attorney would need to know more facts to determine whether this would be a viable option. For example, whether the custodial parent is refusing visitation, and how badly they are failing to comply with the parenting plan. In the event that the modification is effective, your husband would have greater access to his child and it would place a child support obligation on the custodial parent. Also, there are several methods to obtain service even if a party is making it very difficult. I understand that your husband cannot afford an attorney, however has he considered trying to contact a firm which can provide document drafting assistance for a Pro Se party. Some family law firms offer this type of service, which can help a party obtain the assistance of an attorney if they are on a limited budget. If you have any further questions, feel free to call my firm for a free 20 minute TELEPHONE consultation.
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