What should be my next move to enforce my rights as the father? 19 Answers as of December 18, 2012

I am in a transitional home, in the child custody papers it says that I am to get my two boys every Saturday from 12pm to 8pm. She is always late to drop them off, or like today, says that she has other plans with the boys. I have filed four police reports, what should be my next move to enforce my rights as the father.

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Hamblin Law Office | Sally Hamblin
Filing police reports will not solve the problem. You must file complaint with the court. Talk to Friend of Court.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 12/18/2012
Reeves Law Firm, P.C.
Reeves Law Firm, P.C. | Roy L. Reeves
File a motion for contempt and show the court how she is acting.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 12/18/2012
Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock
Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock | Arlene D. Kock
Return to court on a motion to enforce the visitation and in the meantime, enlist the police to provide standby to assist you on exercising visitation under your existing court orders.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 12/18/2012
DEHNADI & CONLEY, LLP
DEHNADI & CONLEY, LLP | Ted Conley
If she is not abiding by the court order, then you need to file for a "contempt of court" against her for violating it.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 12/18/2012
Law Office of Eric S. Lumberg | Eric S. Lumberg
Go to court on a motion to enforce the order. Consult with an attorney to discuss further.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 12/18/2012
    John Russo | John Russo
    Motion to adjudge her in contempt and to enforce visitation orders.
    Answer Applies to: Rhode Island
    Replied: 12/18/2012
    Peters Law, PLLC
    Peters Law, PLLC | Mark T. Peters, Sr.
    Your only real option is to go to court and move that she be held in contempt. I doubt that you would prevail on her being late; however, if you are supposed to have the boys on Saturday and she does not bring them, then that is presumably a violation of the court order. However, this advice is given on the basis that your order is as you say. If there is wiggle room, i.e. you have custody unless there is a school function, etc, then you probably don't have much recourse. Regardless, this is something that you would have to discuss with an attorney. He or she would need to see the order that is now in effect and get exact details of when the violations occurred.
    Answer Applies to: Idaho
    Replied: 12/18/2012
    Petit & Dommershausen SC
    Petit & Dommershausen SC | Tajara Dommershausen
    File a motion to enforce placement with the court. They will give you make up time.
    Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
    Replied: 12/18/2012
    John E. Kirchner, Attorney at Law
    John E. Kirchner, Attorney at Law | John Kirchner
    Your only real remedy is to file a motion in the court that issued what you call the "custody papers" to have the court find the mother in contempt. Contempt is the willful violation of a court order. Remedies for contempt could include increasing your visitation time or even changing residential custody.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 12/18/2012
    Dunnings Law Firm
    Dunnings Law Firm | Steven Dunnings
    File a complaint with the friend of the court
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 12/18/2012
    Warner Center Law Offices of Donald F. Conviser
    Warner Center Law Offices of Donald F. Conviser | Donald F. Conviser
    You could file an OSC in re Contempt for her violation of your court-ordered custodial time. Contempt proceedings are highly technical and Contempt is difficult to prove. You would best retain an experienced Family Law Attorney to advise and represent you in your Family Law matter.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 12/18/2012
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