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Child Custody Enforcement Lawyer in Mesa

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When you create a child custody agreement with your former spouse or partner, you are both expected to follow its terms. If your former partner violates your custody order, you can experience significant stress—and the other parent could be subject to penalties from the court. In these situations, the Law Office of Karen A. Schoenau can help. Our Mesa child custody enforcement lawyer can hold your former partner accountable and fight for your child’s best interests from consultation to resolution.

Why Choose Our Mesa Child Custody Enforcement Attorney

  • Our attorney has over 20 years of family law experience and specializes in complex child custody cases, providing you with the knowledge you need to navigate complex enforcement proceedings.
  • Our firm prioritizes the best interests of children when devising our strategies and representing our clients. We will place your child’s needs at the center of every decision we make.
  • Our firm is dedicated to achieving an optimal resolution on your behalf. We have the skills and resources necessary to advocate aggressively for your rights during the entirety of your case.

Common Types of Child Custody Violations

In an ideal situation, both parents will comply with the terms of their child custody order. Unfortunately, not all parents follow the rules, committing violations that put their children and their parental rights at risk.

Some examples of child custody violations in Mesa include the following.

  • Parental alienation, or making disparaging statements in front of the child in an attempt to harm his or her relationship with the other parent
  • Denying the other parent visitation time or refusing to bring the child to the other parent’s home in accordance with the custody order
  • Attempting to interfere with the other parent’s visitation schedule, such as scheduling doctor’s appointments during visitation times
  • Executing a major decision when the parent does not have legal custody, or the legal right to make decisions on behalf of a child
  • Taking the child out of the county or out of the state without alerting the other parent

Your Arizona custody order will contain specific provisions that you and your former partner will need to follow, and some of the above examples may not apply to your case. To determine whether the other parent violated your Mesa custody agreement, speak to an attorney at the Law Office of Karen A. Schoenau.

How to Enforce a Child Custody Order in Mesa

To enforce a child custody agreement, you will first need to obtain certified copies of the custody order and file a Petition for Enforcement of a Child Custody Determination in family court. You and your former spouse will then need to attend a hearing where the court will determine whether a custody violation occurred.

If you believe your child is in imminent danger due to his or her environment, you can also file an emergency petition to have law enforcement remove your child from the other parent’s custody. After you file this petition and prove the risk of harm, the court will schedule a hearing and determine whether to keep, modify, or dismiss the emergency petition.

Your attorney from the Law Office of Karen A. Schoenau can help you prepare these documents and represent you at your enforcement hearing.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you are attempting to enforce a child custody order in Mesa, you need an attorney on your side. Our team at the Law Office of Karen A. Schoenau can fight for your child’s best interests and help you reach an optimal resolution. Message us today or call 480-725-1438 to schedule your consultation and discuss your next steps.

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