Springfield, MO asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma

Q: Can police issue a contempt ticket on spot if 6 yr old will not go with father for court ordered visit?

Mother makes the daughter feel bad for leaving her. So the daughter won't go with the father. Police have been involved but won't tear daughter from mother. Understandable, but it is court ordered. So, can the police issue a contempt ticket on spot or do we need to go to court?

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Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter
Answered

A: No, police don't issue "contempt tickets." Only the judge can hold someone in contempt.

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Anna L Self
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Anna L Self
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  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: No, the police will not issue a contempt citation. You will have to file a Motion with the Court and the Judge will determine if there is contempt and issue a citation.

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Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Norman, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: I agree with the other attorneys. If it is your visitation that is being denied hire an attorney to enforce your visitation. There is a procedure that is much faster than contempt to enforce visitation order. Your attorney will be able to explain your options.

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