My ex and I have 2 children, 1- 14yr old and 1-13yr old. In 2007 I was granted sole physical custody of both children. We shared joint legal and he had visition every other weekend. The beginning of December 2016, my 14yr old wanted to go and live with my ex, I reluctantly have my permission. My 13yr old stayed with me. I was served me papers( on Christmas) to change custody orders. We went to court in February and both agreed on 50/50 custody (joint/legal) on both children with primary residence of my 14yr old being with my ex and Primary of my 13yr old being with me. Visition was at discretion of each child and Unmonitored phone calls for no more then 30mina day for both children. Orders also stated that each parent is to inform the other of school or sport information along with listing the other on school emergency cards. Also we are to talk only through the Parent Portal App.
My ex has failed to do any of these things. I am not able to talk to my 14 yr old unless it is through my ex's phone, (only works on speaker) school conferences, assessments, high school orentation, phycologist meetings, sports etc have been withheld from me.
Contempt: possible jail time and fees vs. Request for Orders: possible change of custody/visitation and remedy problem.
Although it's unlikely, that the average judge would change custody, on these facts, it is possible. You could file contempt which requires evidence he knew of the orders and could have followed them but didn't. But maybe you just talk to your ex and let him know you'd like his compliance without having to drag him back to court.
Failing to foster your relationship may be grounds to modify custody. Bring and RFO. He will likely be admonished the first time which will set him up if he continues to disobey the orders.
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