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What should you do if you’re accused of violating custody orders?

You love seeing your kids, and for the longest time, your custody schedule worked out. You and their father were respectful of one another, and you stuck to the schedule as much as you could.

Then, you had a day where your child was so sick that you couldn’t send her to see her dad. She was sick with a high fever for around three days, and you wanted to make sure she stayed put and got the care she needed. The hour-long drive to get to her dad’s house was going to be impossible; she had a stomach bug and could barely stand, let alone stomach an hour-long car ride.

After that incident, his attitude changed a lot. He started accusing you of being in contempt and trying to withhold custody. That couldn’t be further from the truth; you were just trying to protect your child and take care of her when she was extremely ill. You had medical information to prove that she was sick, and you’d tried to keep him updated. He even called over video chat to talk to her while she was sick.

What should you do if you’ve been accused of violating the custody order?

Being accused of violating a custody order can be unfair and threatening. It is something that you should take seriously, though, because if a judge agrees, you could end up being penalized.

This is a situation where a mediator or attorney may be able to help you negotiate and calm down your ex-spouse. It’s important for both of you to be respectful and to address any concerns that remain.

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