Palmer, TX asked in Family Law for Texas

Q: We have a court order to use a app to communicate when we cannot get along. Is he in contempt for refusing to use this?

I have in text him saying he refuses to use the app. I have since blocked his phone number due to harassing messages. Told him to use the app.

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Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton
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  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: If your order states that the parties are to communicate through the app then that is what each party needs to abide by. Keep documenting and communicating through the app and do not let him bully you into doing otherwise. Good luck with this situation.

Ruby K Bolton
Ruby K Bolton
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  • The Woodlands, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: The use of a co-parenting web site is frequently mandated by the court in contentious cases. If the other parent refuses to honor the Court's order, they can be found to be in contempt of court. However, whether they will be found in contempt or not is a different question. The answer depends upon your particular circumstances. Some judges are much more willing to find contempt than others. Do you have an open case? How egregious is the other parent's refusal? Has the refusal caused problems for the child? Are there other areas where the other parent is violating the Court order? There are so many variables, that the only way to determine how to handle this refusal is to speak with an experienced family law attorney who regularly practices in your court.

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