Legal Question in Family Law in California

What are the penalties for someone who violates parental visitation order and refuses to give back child during that visitation?

Asked on 4/15/13, 8:21 pm

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Timothy McCormick Libris Solutions - Dispute Resolution Services

That is an act of contempt of court which can be punished by fines or even jail time if it is a recurring issue. If you want it addressed, however, you have to file an OSC re: Contempt. Also, with the huge pressures on limited court resources these days, do not expect a favorable outcome if it is only an isolated incident. Unless it is a recurring problem, the court will not be interested.

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Answered on 4/15/13, 9:54 pm

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