Q: Can a defendant be held in contempt if the plaintiff and defendant exchange their child during arranged custody times?
The PFA allows contact when it pertains to the child.
A: It depends (I know, not the answer anyone wants). For just a cuatody exchange the answer is no. However, in my experience if something gets said that isnt custody related the answer is yes. Which is why so many family attorneys recommend custody exchanges at police stations in these types of situations. I recently had a case where the client mentioned the outfit the other party was wearing. You guessed it, we had to litigate a violation. So, your answer depends on more facts.
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