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What to Know About Enforcing Child Custody Agreements in New Jersey

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Typically, when a couple with children gets divorced, the most important issue is child custody. If you are a divorced parent and your former spouse refuses to abide by your custody agreement, it is most likely negatively impacting both you and your child. Please continue reading and reach out to the Law Offices of Katherine K. Wagner today to learn more about how our firm can help you enforce your child custody agreement.

Enforcing Child Custody Agreements in New Jersey

Consider taking the following steps if your co-parent has continuously violated your child custody agreement:

1. Go to the source: One of the first steps you can take to enforce your child custody agreement is to speak directly with your co-parent. In some circumstances, the co-parent may be unaware of the violations. It may also be possible that their schedule has changed, necessitating a modification to your agreement to find a new schedule that works best for both parties.
2. Reach out to a child custody enforcement attorney: If your spouse has made it clear that they will not abide by your child custody agreement, you should speak with an attorney at once. Ms. Wagner can issue a written warning to your former spouse, alerting him or her that they are not complying with the terms of your agreement. If this does not resolve the issue, Ms. Wagner will further assist you by seeking court intervention.
3. Keep a log: If you do choose to go to court to attempt a resolution, it is important that you maintain a written log. In this log, you should record every incident where your co-parent has violated your child custody agreement, as well as the dates in which these incidents occurred.
4. File a motion for contempt: If need be, you can hold your co-parent “in contempt” of court if they have regularly violated your child custody agreement and parenting time schedule. Your co-parent may face penalties ranging from monetary fines for a first-time offense, to arrest and mandatory jail time in instances of repeated offenses.

To learn more about how the Law Offices of Katherine K. Wagner can assist you in enforcing your child custody agreement, simply pick up the phone and give our firm a call today.

Contact the Law Offices of Katherine K. Wagner

Do not face complex divorce and family law matters alone. With over 25 years of experience, the Law Offices of Katherine K. Wagner is dedicated to providing you with the knowledge and skill your case deserves. We will fight to protect your rights, your financial security, and your children. Contact the Law Offices of Katherine K. Wagner today for a consultation.

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