Colleyville Custody and Visitation Agreement Enforcement Attorneys
It is natural for parents to feel as if the terms of a custody or visitation agreement are unfair, because they typically mandate that a child will spend a certain amount of time with the other parent, thereby reducing the time shared with one’s son or daughter. However, these are legally binding arrangements and if either parent, whether the custodial or non-custodial party, violates the terms, it is important to pursue appropriate methods of enforcement. Children must be made available for visits and transferred into the custody of the non-custodial parent as directed. The failure of custodial parents to do so or the failure of non-custodial parents to return the child timely and to observe any limitations on the nature and scope of visitation is unacceptable.
If you have encountered severe or recurrent violations of custody or visitation rights, we can help. Contact the Colleyville visitation and custody enforcement lawyers of Alexander & Associates at 817-756-4040.
When a parent has to turn to the courts to enforce their child custody or visitation agreement, there are a few different methods or penalties which may be used to achieve this end. In some cases the threat of a court proceeding or fines may be enough, but in others, more extreme measures may be necessary. Some of the possible penalties include:
- Holding a violator in contempt of court
- Alteration of custody arrangements
- Elimination or alteration of visitation rights
- Fines or payment of damages
- Criminal charges
When it comes to criminal charges, the severity depends on the circumstances. For example, if a parent holds a child against their will or refuses to return the child at the scheduled time, they could be facing wrongful imprisonment or kidnapping charges.
The Colleyville visitation and custody enforcement attorneys of Alexander & Associates understand how precious time with one’s child is and will help you to ensure that you receive the time allotted by your custody or visitation agreements. If your rights are being violated by your child’s other parent, contact us by calling 817-756-4040 today.