Even after a divorce is final, some court orders may be modified when circumstances change. Additionally, when someone fails to comply with a court order, legal action can be taken to enforce it. Mr. Leff represents clients in modification and enforcement actions relating to prior custody and support orders, including interstate orders.
When a judge makes an order about child custody and visitation, it becomes a court order and it has the force of law.
It is very important that you:
- Keep a copy of your current court order in a safe place. If there are other people involved in your visitation, like if you exchange the children at someone’s house, that person should have a copy too.
- Have a court order that is clear about the details of your visitation order, including where your children will spend every holiday, birthdays, parents’ birthdays, vacations, etc.
- Make sure you get a new court order if you and the other parent agree to make significant changes to your time-share or visitation order. Some of the changes that you should write into a new custody and visitation order are changes in: how much time your children will spend with each parent; where both parents will live; where your children will go to school, get medical care, or religious training; who will pick up and drop off the children at the time of the exchanges; or how you will make sure your children’s other needs are met.