Q: Non custodial parents refuse to provide his new address since Nov 2019, but still wants visit every other weekend.
My ex moved from is mom's house in Nov 2019, during is weekend with our 6 yr old daughter. Mom's address is on record in the court order. I found out he moved for my daughter (I had to buy her a phone because he was never home when I called to speak to her). I asked him about it and he just dismissed it. I asked for the new address so that I would know where she was staying and so that it can go on record for the court, but he told me I didn't need to know where he lived and he wasn't telling me. She hadn't visited with him since but has talked to the phone and face time as much as they both want to without any interference. I tried to set up day visits but he says no, he wants her the weekend! He's aslso behind over $18,000 in child support. I know Im in violation also, but I deserve to know where she is. She loves her dad and I want her to have her time with him. Its been almost 7 mons, and he still refuses to tell me his address. What should I do now that the courts are opening?
A: First check the court order. Does it require that parents provide each other their address? If it does, you can file contempt.
Regardless of that step, you can file in court to modify the custody. You can cite as the reason for the change he moved. Then let the court sort it out whether his not providing an address is a good enough reason. Be prepared for the judge to lecture you about cutting off access over an address. But you will still be allowed to present your case.
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