Violating a Custody Agreement

Illinois custody attorney, Illinois family law attorney, Illinois divorce lawyer,The impact of a divorce on children can have strong and lasting effects, impacting the education, social life, and emotional well being. It is for these and other reasons great care is taken to create a custody agreement that is best for the children. However, violating a custody agreement, even in the slightest way, can alter the terms of that agreement and negatively affect your relationship with the children and your ex-spouse.

What Should You Do?

You agree to a custody arrangement and think everything is fine. Then, when it comes time to make a lawful visit, your ex-spouse throws up roadblocks or prevents the visit completely. The steps you should take next are not always clear.

  • Some say you should call the police, but some officers will tell you to take up the matter with the court. Others may be more sympathetic and attempt to intervene and accompany you to your schedule visitation in order to ensure the other parent fully complies.
  • If police are unwilling to get involved, work with your attorney to file an appropriate motion to compel compliance.

Minor Violations and Major Violations

Depending on the nature of the custody agreement violation, you may wish to consider strategies to remedy the situation and prevent future problems.

  • A minor violation such as a misunderstanding, an unintentional delay, or other inconvenience most often is settled through calm communication. However, repeated behavior or a pattern of minor violations may warrant taking more aggressive action.
  • A major violation that places the health or safety of a child at risk, such as taking children on an unauthorized trip, leaving them unattended for long periods or exposing them to potentially dangerous situations may call for more drastic measures.

Regardless of the action you plan to take, remember that the consequences will impact your children.Try to avoid vindictive behavior, and attempt to reach a resolution that is in the best interest of the kids.

Rely on an Experienced Aurora Child Custody and Visitation Agreement Lawyer

Protecting your children and ensuring their future well being is an important part of any divorce. A carefully negotiated and thoroughly crafted custody agreement can provide a great measure of relief for both parents and children. Working with a knowledgeable Aurora custody attorney can ensure your children receive the proper protection and representation throughout the process.

The Law Offices of Matthew M. Williams, P.C. provide aggressive yet compassionate legal services to help you reach a custody agreement that serves the best interests of the children. To schedule a free initial consultation, contact our offices today. One of our knowledgeable legal professional will listen to your concerns and provide counsel based on applicable law and experience.

 

Source:

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs4.asp?ActID=2086&ChapterID=59&SeqStart=8300000&SeqEnd=10000000

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