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    dougheather6 Guest

    Unhappy Being denied visitation

    What is the name of your state? Illinois

    My husband has a 10 year old daughter who lives in Florida. He agreed to let the ex move there with the child only if she provided all transportation and costs to and from visits. They took it to court and it was granted. She is to provide transportation and all costs of it. The visitation was ordered as follows Spring break, 6 weeks in the summer, 2 weeks at Christmas time, and every other other holiday in even numbered years. Everything was fine for about 6 months. Then she started not bringing her for visits. We filed contempt charges but they never really did anything to her. She hasn't brought her for the last 5 visits. She refuses to let him talk to her on the phone (even on her b-day). Now she has to sneak the phone to her bedroom and call us. Is this ridiculous or what? What should we do? It seems like no one wants to help. We are not financially able to hire an attorney. He does pay child support. Any suggestion will be appreciated. Thank You!!
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    LdiJ is offline Senior Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by dougheather6
    What is the name of your state? Illinois

    My husband has a 10 year old daughter who lives in Florida. He agreed to let the ex move there with the child only if she provided all transportation and costs to and from visits. They took it to court and it was granted. She is to provide transportation and all costs of it. The visitation was ordered as follows Spring break, 6 weeks in the summer, 2 weeks at Christmas time, and every other other holiday in even numbered years. Everything was fine for about 6 months. Then she started not bringing her for visits. We filed contempt charges but they never really did anything to her. She hasn't brought her for the last 5 visits. She refuses to let him talk to her on the phone (even on her b-day). Now she has to sneak the phone to her bedroom and call us. Is this ridiculous or what? What should we do? It seems like no one wants to help. We are not financially able to hire an attorney. He does pay child support. Any suggestion will be appreciated. Thank You!!
    She has violated the court order. You need to file for contempt.
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    adonahee Guest

    That's right.

    And file it every single time the visitation is refused. You really should seek some legal counsel - that might get a little more attention. Lawyers always seem to do the trick.
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    Are you keeping track of all the times he was denied visits? dates, times, etc? A lawyer is probably a good idea....maybe seek counsel from a legal help center???.....GOOD LUCK!
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    You filed Contempt charges once and nothing happened ?
    Something must have been said by the Judge . What was it ?

    If the Judge admonished ( scolded the violator ) , you could file again since it's been a few times now . If the violator was admonished by the Judge before , bring that to the Judges attention . If not ask the Judge to Admonish the other Party , or impose other sanctions.

    You should be able to get Child Support payments " Suspended " during the time of denial of visitation rights. Make sure you have filed Contempt charges again, and have ALL records of the Denial, and Contempt papers from the Court .

    If the denials, and violations continue, you could always seek physical Custody.

    If you can , Get an attorney .
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    Do get an attorney and file again. AS your AGREEMENT to allow the move-away was conditioned upon her agreement to accommodate the long distance visitation, ask your attorney about filing for a change of custody because of her interference and refusal to meet the agreement that the move-away was conditioned upon. If she's facing a change in custody, maybe she'll finally straighten up and fly right.

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