Contempt of Court Parenting Plan


If you have kids, dealing with child custody and visitation could remain one of the most challenging aspects of your divorce, even years after your marriage has come to an end. Unfortunately, some parents cannot spend time with their children due to the other party’s failure to respect items outlined in the divorce checklist or parenting plan checklist. Moreover, these violations can also lead to serious penalties for a parent who has violated the terms of their parenting plan. A slang term for this is contempt of court parenting plan.

If you are facing allegations related to parenting plan violations, or you cannot see your child because your ex is not respecting your rights, or you worry about these difficulties arising in the future, it is helpful to take a closer look at the repercussions that can come with parenting plan violations.

Contempt of Court for Parenting Plan Violations

The Florida Senate published laws related to the penalties for parenting plan violations. According to Florida custody law, courts may award additional parenting time to parents wrongly denied time-sharing. Moreover, a parent violating the terms of a time-sharing schedule could have to perform community service, cover legal costs, and participate in a parenting course.

Other Penalties for Parenting Plan Violations

Some parents face contempt of court charges due to failing to abide by the terms of a parenting plan. In some instances, a parent has to spend time behind bars as a result of violations related to child custody. As a side note, owing back child support can stop you from getting a passport. Moreover, the court could decide to modify the Florida custody agreement or terms of a parenting plan due to violations.

It is pivotal for both parents to respect the terms of a parenting plan and stand up for their legal rights. Contact a Tampa child custody lawyer to learn more.

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