Enforcement of Child Custody Orders
Enforcing Your Custody Orders in Fresno
Once a child custody order is issued by the court, both parents must comply with its terms. Failing to do so can result in the offending parent being considered in "contempt of court," which can result in penalties. There are many ways that parents can violate a child custody order. A few examples include withholding the child from the other parent during that parent's time-share period, and failing to pick up a child for one's own time-share period. If your child's other parent is not fulfilling the requirements of a custody order, you can take action to have the order enforced by the court.
My name is Zeppy Attashian, and I am a Fresno attorney who can help you prove that your order is being violated so that corrective action can be taken. Bring your family law matter to my law firm, the Law Office of Zeppy Attashian, PC. , for aggressive legal representation!
Consequences of Violating a Court Order
A person can be held in contempt of court if he or she violates a court order in any way. A first contempt conviction for a family law matter (including a matter of child custody) can result in 1) the offender being required to perform up to 120 hours of community service for each count, or 2) possible imprisonment for up to 120 hours for each count, according to California's Code of Civil Procedure §1218. In even more serious scenarios, a person can end up being charged with child abduction if he or she takes, withholds or conceals his or her child from the other parent in violation of the custody order. Proving that the other parent is not complying with your court order could potentially help you gain the upper hand in your custody arrangements.
Contact the Law Office of Zeppy Attashian, PC. for assistance with the enforcement of your court order. I can help you see to it that any unfair violations your child's other parent are being properly addressed.