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The law requires the Friend of the Court to enforce parenting time orders. If the Friend of the Court refuses to comply with the law, you have a right to file a grievance regarding their procedures.
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This means the parents have the responsibility for setting up a mutually agreed upon schedule for parenting time, which is reasonable under the circumstances. If the parents cannot mutually agree to a visitation schedule, the following options are available:
If a temporary change in the parenting time schedule is necessary, contact the other parent to discuss making other arrangements. If a permanent change is necessary:
Yes, parenting time and support are separate orders of the Court, with separate enforcement procedures.
File a written complaint with the Friend of the Court office. If the Friend of the Court determines that either parent has violated the parenting time order, they have the responsibility to proceed with enforcement.
The Friend of the Court follows the written Order of the Court. Unless the Court order states each parent’s responsibility for clothing, the Friend of the Court does not have any enforcement power.
That is the custodial parent's decision. If the decision is made to deny parenting time in these circumstances, be prepared to explain to the Court at a contempt hearing why the decision was in the best interest of the child(ren).
Unless the Court order forbids such discussions, the Friend of the Court has no enforcement power.
The parents of the child(ren) are bound by the Court orders. However, one or more of the following may be considered: