Posted on Jul 22,2007
Q. When I got divorced I got primary physical custody of our 10-year-old daughter, Cheryl. My husband got alternate weekend visitation.
At age 12, Cheryl refused to go on visitation. My ex filed a contempt complaint against me. The judge said I'd be in contempt if Cheryl didn't go on visits. For the next two years Cheryl only went on a few visits.
Cheryl, now 14, refuses to visit her dad. He filed another contempt against me.
Will the judge send me to jail?
A. You're not in contempt because this is a Cheryl vs. Dad problem. But, file a complaint for modification asking to end visitation. Also ask the court to appoint a guardian ad litem and an attorney for Cheryl. Then, step back and let the GAL and Cheryl's attorney do their thing.