Warner Robins, GA asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia

Q: I'm in GA, there is a court ordered visitation schedule where I am doused to see my children every other Friday through

Monday, and every weds after school until the following morning. My ex spouse has kept the children from me since 8Aug2019. She even went as far as changing both her phone # and that of the kids. The last time I followed the order, and went to pick the kids up, I was arrested for criminal trespass. I showed the order to the police and was arrested regardless. My question is "what recourse do I have, and what can be done so I can see my children?"

2 Lawyer Answers
Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You need to file a contempt of the current order as soon as possible. The court can even award make up time for the visitation that you have missed.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: I’m sorry to hear you have been going through this. If you have a court order for the visitation and she is not allowing it then she is contempt. You need to work with an attorney to address this situation. It will be addressed legally so that you can see your children again.

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