Child custody orders are meant to provide instructions for the parents about how to raise their children between two homes. The terms provide stability and consistency for the children. But, have you ever thought about what happens if either parent stops abiding by the order? The answer to this isn't very simple at all. We are here to help you learn about your options for dealing with a noncompliant parent.
One thing that you must remember for child custody cases is that the court can't really force the parent to have interactions with the child. Some parents decide to just avoid seeing their children after a divorce. While this is certainly going to be hurtful for the child, you will have to help them learn how to cope with that and move forward with life.
In some cases, the parent is still sort of involved with the children, but they are unreliable. They might show up to get the kids sometimes but not others. This is very hard on the kids because they don't know what to expect.
There is a chance that discussing the issues and how they are impacting your children with your ex might be beneficial. Unfortunately, this doesn't always work. It might eventually become necessary to head to court to try to have the order modified.
It is always necessary to do what is best for the children. We can work with you to ensure that the child's needs are met.