According to the divorce papers my ex and I signed, I have the right to speak to our daughter every day until 8 p.m. However, when I call or text I’m always given an excuse for why she can’t talk. What can I do?
While I am not licensed to practice law in your state and am unable to give you legal advice, I can give you some general observations on this issue based on the jurisdiction where I practice.
Where I do practice in Virginia, if one party will not cooperate with a court order, there is very little that you can do except have the court force compliance. The only other option is to send a demand letter to the mother demanding that she follow the court order. If she still refuses, court action will likely be necessary.
When one party is not following the court’s order, you file a rule to show cause. This forces the non-complying individual to appear at court and explain why they are not following the court’s order. If they are unable to provide an adequate explanation, they will be held in contempt.
Enforcement of court orders is very jurisdiction-specific and requires a specialized knowledge of local law. For these reasons I would suggest you contact an attorney who specializes in family law matters in your jurisdiction.
Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than tips on these matters, so please contact an attorney in your jurisdiction to obtain specific advice as to the laws of your state and how they impact your case.
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