What Happens if My Ex Violates a Child Custody Agreement in MD?
January 12th, 2021
If your ex is refusing to abide by your child custody agreement, you are most likely now very concerned for the well-being of your child. Please continue reading and speak with our Maryland family law attorney to learn more about child custody agreement violations and how we can help if your ex has violated your agreement. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are some examples of child custody agreement violations?
There are various ways in which a parent can violate a child custody agreement, though generally speaking, any behavior that goes against the terms of your agreement and does not act in the best interests of your child can be considered a violation of your custody agreement. The following types of behavior and actions generally constitute a child custody agreement violation:
- Committing an act of domestic violence.
- Having a substance abuse issue.
- Refusing to pick up or drop off children (in some cases, this can be considered kidnapping, a felony).
- Badmouthing you to your children.
- Developing a serious mental or physical condition (this is not inherently a violation of a child custody agreement, however, if the condition prevents your ex from being a responsible parent, it may warrant a modification to your custody agreement).
What should I do if my ex violated our child custody agreement?
If your ex violated your child custody agreement, the first (and perhaps most practical) thing you should do is speak directly to your ex about correcting the behavior in some way, especially if the violation was not particularly serious. However, if your ex refuses to cooperate and alter his or her behavior, you should strongly consider retaining the services of a Maryland family law attorney who can work to obtain a child custody modification on your behalf, thereby altering the terms of your custody agreement to better protect your child's best interests. In many cases, this will result in you obtaining sole custody of your child. If you have any further questions or you are ready to get started, give us a call today. We are here to help.
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