I think going in on a contempt action is an option of last resort. That said, it is difficult to comment on your question because there seems to be a lot going on here--most importantly, the restraining order. It also sounds like you are pissing off the judge since he/she already told you that he'd let her travel out of state with the child if she asked. You need to be able to read the judge and determine if he/she thinks you are simply overreacting. Keep in mind that the purpose of ATROs is not to prevent a parent from vacationing with the child out of state--it is in place to prevent child abduction. Perhaps your contempt is simply a way to highlight her violation of the court orders in an ultimate attempt to demonstrate that she is unable to co-parent thus warranting a change in custody. But, I suggest you proceed with extreme caution.
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