Can the custodial parent be held in contempt of court if the non-custodial parent did not pursue his visitation as per the court order for child support.
I moved to another state back in 1992 and notified my son's father in writing that I had moved. I also sent Domestic Relations my change of address as well. I never heard from him and assumed he got the letter and didn't want a relationship with his son. I didn't pursue the case in court because I thought that at that time if there was a child support order and the non-custodial did not pay a red flag would go up and they would attempt to locate that parent and make them pay. Well I was wrong because 10 years later I had to go on Medicaid so my son would have some insurance and I had to notify that state that there was a child support order. They were able to locate the father and notified him that he owed a large amount of money. He is now planning to fight this in court because he says that I just up and left without notifying him and I never tried to contact him in ten years. (I did try to find him but at the time I didn't have a ss# only his name which is VERY common) btw he didnt try to find me or his child either (my last name is not very common and can be found easily). Anyway, he says I can be held in contempt of court because I didn't notify him of the move. But he can be held in contempt of court as well for not notifying the state that he had moved and changed employers. So we have a sticky situation here.. Does anyone know of any cases where the custodial parent went to jail 10 years later?