Visitation After Divorce
by Anonymous from Florida
I was granted a divorce July 11th 2008. I was ordered to pay child support and receive visitation rights every other weekend starting from 6 o'clock Friday till 6 o'clock Sunday.
I was supposed to have my daughter for my birthday and Fathers Day and me and her mom would work out the holiday's.
Since the divorce I've seen my daughter maybe five times. I'm told to bring her back early or I won't see her any more.
Now I'm not seeing her at all, and my money is tight. How do I go about going back to court without having to pay for a attorney?
Answer to Florida Child Visitation Question
You can file a Motion for Civil Contempt & Enforcement, Form 12.960 to enforce your visitation rights.
Your ex-wife is violating a court order.
Make sure that you are in complete compliance before you file a Motion for Contempt, especially that you are current on your child support payments.
The Supreme Court Approved form for Motion for Civil Contempt & Enforcement is available on the Supreme Court's website at www.flcourts.org .
Read the instructions for that form and follow them carefully. Below are portions of the instructions for the Motion for Civil Contempt & Enforcement form: To initiate a civil contempt/enforcement proceeding against a
party who is not complying with a prior court order, you must file a motion with the court explaining what the party has failed to do....
...At the hearing, as in any other civil proceeding, you, as the moving party, will have the burden of proving the other party has not obeyed a prior court order. Once noncompliance is established, the other party will have an opportunity to show an inability to comply with the prior court order.
If he or she is unable to do so, the judge may find the other party to be in contempt. If so, the judge may order appropriate sanctions to compel compliance by the other party, including jail, payment of attorneys’ fees, suit money, or costs, and coercive or compensatory fines, and may order any other relief permitted by law.Notice:
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