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What to Do When Your Ex Doesn’t Abide By Your Custody Arrangement

Steps to Take if Your Ex Doesn’t Obey Custody Orders

Is your ex giving you a hard time and not complying with your court-ordered custody agreement? Try these steps before taking legal action so that the custody order is enforced.

Here’s what you can do if your ex doesn’t cooperate with you.

Keep a Record of Everything

Before taking your custody case to an attorney or judge, you should document when the possible custody violation occurred. Keep a record and document the following possible violations:

  • If they picked up your child past the agreed-upon time.

  • If they dropped your child off past the agreed-upon time.

  • If they speak negatively about you or harass you in front of your child.

Write down times, events, and anything that was said that you feel goes against your custody agreement. Documentation in the legal world is extremely important and can be used as evidence if needed.

Try Communicating Your Concerns

Before taking serious action against your ex for disobeying your custody agreement, try having a conversation with them and let them know about your concerns. Think things through and consider how your and your ex’s actions can affect your child.

Negotiate with them to get them to comply before taking them to court. Take into consideration that maybe the current agreement doesn’t work with their schedule and ask them if they would like to make changes to the agreement.

Your children are both of your priority and you should work together to make sure that the custody order is in their best interests.

Consult Fargo Custody and Visitation Attorneys at Circling Eagle Law

Our attorneys at Circling Eagle Law assist families with issues like custody order violations regularly. We can help you and your ex negotiate an agreement that works for both parties.

Call us at (701) 401-7404 to speak with one of our skilled attorneys about your custody order today!


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