It is an unfortunate reality that, in New Jersey divorce cases, just as in other States, children are often placed in the middle of disputes between divorced or divorcing parents.
New Jersey Family Courts have long recognized that children have a right to a loving and healthy relationship with both of their parents, regardless of whether they live together or not.
As a result, New Jersey Family Courts have created a special set of remedies designed to deal with those cases in which one parent has wrongfully denied the other parent the parenting time that the Court has ordered.
Upon a finding that one party has violated a New Jersey Family Court Order regarding parenting time, New Jersey Court Rule 5:3-7 authorizes the Court to provide one or more of the following remedies if they are appropriate:
- compensatory or make-up parenting time for the other parent;
- economic sanctions on the violating parent;
- modification of transportation arrangements;
- pick-up and return of the child in a public place;
- counseling for the children and/or parents as the expense of the violating party;
- temporary or permanent modification of the custodial arrangement;
- mandating that the violating parent participate in an approved community service program;
- incarceration of the violating parent;
- issuance of a bench warrant for the arrest of a violating parent if there is a further violation.
If your ex is denying the parenting time that you were awarded by a New Jersey Family Court, you need an experienced New Jersey divorce attorney on your side who is familiar with all of the remedies available to you under New Jersey family law.
Salvaggio Law Group LLC devotes its entire practice to New Jersey Divorce and Family Law matters, including issues relating to child custody and parenting time.
If you want to talk, please call us at (973) 455-1220 or fill out the Contact Form on our website.