Q: What if the child’s mother is continuously breaking the legal agreement/paperwork?
My daughters mother keeps taking her out of state without notifying me, she posts on social media that she’s drinking and I’m worried about my child’s safety. They’re in an unfamiliar area and if she’s intoxicated I don’t want her to be driving my kid around drunk. I’m too far away to be able to help but this isn’t the first time she’s done this. She’s taken my daughter to Utah and California multiple times without letting me know, which is a condition of our custody agreement. She also is withholding my daughter from me. Our paperwork says I get her every weekend yet she only lets me see her every other weekend for the past 6 months. Can she get in trouble for that? I just want to spend time with my daughter and have her mom follow the written court ordered agreement.
A: She can get in trouble for denying you your court-approved visitation and for endangering the children, if she drinks and drives with them. You need to go to family court - preferably with an attorney- and present that evidence to the court. They will modify the order as they see fit.
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