looking for answers !!!

Bratz - posted on 07/24/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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What is the point of a court order if it means shit. Ayva told me her dad took her to the liquor store and was drinking beer on the visit. I phoned the police and they said there is nothing they can do because there is no police enforcement clause and because an eight year old is not a credible witness, could someone please tell me how or what i can do in a situation where the other parent has rights of access but i feel my child is not safe in the other parents home

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Cherie - posted on 07/29/2010

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document....is right! also revisit ur court visitation & custody papers as said above...look for any clause related to the childs safety and any restrictions put in place b the court....if these unsafe situations apply to any order the court has put in place....then file a petition for a motion to the court and file a motion for Contempt Of Court on the parent that is causing harm or potential harm on our child or children. obtain a lawyer if possible. each state has what they call....The Lawyer Referal Services.....it offers reduced lawyer fees.....every Lawyer is required to do free/reduced services to the community as part of their licensing. it is a $25 first time fee...and depending on your income each session or sessions will be rated at what you can comfortably afford. GOOD LUCK TO YOU AND YOUR CHILD/CHILDREN.

Sarah - posted on 07/27/2010

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Department of Child Welfare, CPS and revisit your visitation papers. If your child is being endangered you have every right to halt the visits and/or request supervised visit. Don't take this one lying down!

Kat - posted on 07/27/2010

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Call children and youth services. If anyone can do anything, they can at least point you in the right direction.

Annmarie - posted on 07/27/2010

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Doesn't matter to the courts. In our case we are still fighting after 11yrs. His ex even kept the kids out of school for 3wks and disobeyed order 6 times by not returning them. The court says that unless they are actually harmed in a physical or sexual way there is nothing you can do. We even had a court ordered psychologist recommend supervised visits and the judge ignored that, so good luck.

Jane - posted on 07/26/2010

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Document, document, document. Hopefully find witnesses. If your daughter is 8, she should know which establishment he's frequenting with her in tow.

Consider modifying the order to include police enforcement.

Felicia - posted on 07/24/2010

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First you need to always document these occurrences keep a journal and then talk to a lawyer about what your next step should be, maybe supervised visits?

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