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The provisions of a divorce are binding only when they have been reduced to a Court ordered Judgment and Decree. Until then, the Stipulation is not enforceable. As soon as it is entered as an order, it is enforceable and may be the basis for a Motion for Contempt if there is a violation of its terms.
Even after a divorce decree is signed, do not expect that police will enforce its terms without a specific provision in the decree indicating that the police are to enforce its terms. Different police departments have different policies and may, if not most, view disputes on parenting time as civil issues that must be handled as part of contempt motions in family court.
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