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My ex-husband is in violation of our custody/divorce agreement.

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My ex-husband is in violation of our custody/divorce agreement. What is my next step in Cook County, Illinois?

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Hello and welcome.

My name is XXXXX XXXXX my goal is to provide you with excellent service today. I am sorry to hear of your difficult situation. Before I can give you an accurate answer to your question, please provide the following additional information:

How is your ex-husband violating the court's order?

I look forward to assisting you as soon as I have received this information. Thank you.

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Customer reply replied 4 years ago

He is in violation of the Right of First refusal stipulation. Our agreement stipulates that if our child is to be under the care of any other adult for more than 4 hours, then the other parent must be contacted as per Right of First Refusal.


 


My ex-husband has violated this clause and regularly left my daughter in the care of his live in partner for over 8 hours.

I see. Thank you for clarifying the situation for me, Malynne.

The first step would typically involve documenting the incidents and bringing them to your ex's attention. It is usually best to put such communications in writing, either by e-mail or certified mail, so you have proof you have notified your ex that he is violating the court's order and provided him with a reasonable opportunity to rectify the situation before filing a motion with the court.

If he continues to violate the court's order, then you would typically want to file a petition for order to show cause with the court, requesting that the court hold your ex in contempt and even jail him until he complies with the court's order.

Here is a link to a form and instructions to file the petition:

http://www.illinoislegalaid.org/uploads/002093Petition%20for%20Rule%20to%20Show%20Cause%20and%20Instructions%20fillable3.pdf

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Customer reply replied 4 years ago

Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX much for your response.


 


I am just wondering what constitutes "documentation." I have my daughter's testimony and his own admission (both verbal).


 


Thank you,


Malynne.

You are very welcome, Malynne.

Documentation typically involves keeping a journal of the instances so you can use the journal to recall the details of each instance for the court, which makes your testimony more credible. Witness testimony is helpful as well, but you should make an attempt to resolve the situation with your ex through written communication as well.
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