Fairfax, VA asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Virginia

Q: In VA, what are the consequences of violating a court order regarding overnight contact with paramour? See more info.

The paperwork states, “Neither party shall expose the child to a paramour on an overnight basis..” Overnight is defined as of 8pm-8am. Would violating this order, with the support of evidence/proof be grounds to overturn a existing custody agreement?

1 Lawyer Answer
Gary D. Godman
Gary D. Godman
  • Stafford, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: If someone is violating a court order, the remedy is to file a "motion for a rule to show cause" - basically, a request for the other side to be held in contempt of court. Some violations may give rise to grounds to amend a custody order. Consult with a family law attorney in your area to see whether your specific order and facts are a proper basis for a show-cause or motion to amend the order.

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