What Happens if You Violate a Court Child Custody Order

Apr 11, 2017

If you have violated a child custody agreement or disobeyed a court order there are ways to remedy or at least help your case.

Violating a child custody order is serious business and it is essential to know what to expect and what is expected of you during your child custody case as well as your custody hearing.

So, what do you do if you have made a major mistake or messed up in some way regarding your custody case. First what are some examples of some scenarios which would not please the judge.

- Losing your cool with your ex-spouse in front of your child
- You Don’t follow through with a court order
- You have not followed up with a promise to your child or your ex-spouse or the court.

The first rule of thumb is not to blame anyone but yourself. You are the one responsible for your actions

Here are 4 things you can do when facing the judge at your custody hearing:

1. Be accountable. Admit to the judge you messed up.
2. Apologize to the court
3. Follow up with a statement about what you are going to do to make things right and how you are going to conduct yourself in the future
4. Put your money where your mouth is. Act in a way that is consistent with what you said you are going to do

Don’t despair if you mess up. We are all human and as long as you follow these 4 steps the court will not hold these things against you.

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