If a parent is withholding visitation in Maryland, DC or VA, and there is a custody order in place, we have to file a motion to show cause why that parent should not be held in contempt of court.
Many clients have noticed the disparity in the enforcement of child support orders and visitation orders by the courts.
Oklahoma has passed a new law that says a parent who denies visitation to a parent who is current on child support can face fines and be held responsible for attorney fees, mediation costs and court costs.
There is a court form available at the clerk’s office and a hearing must be held within 21 days. The non-custodian can be awarded make-up time. One or both parents may be ordered to counseling or parent education classes. The judge can even order a change in custody if appropriate.