Upon receiving court order regarding a parenting plan, both parents are legally bound by it. If one parent is not honoring the plan by refusing to allow the child to spend time with the other parent, the court can help in dealing with the situation.

A judge will always put the best interests of the child above anything else. With a time-sharing schedule, both parents get the chance to spend quality time with the child to ensure a healthy relationship is maintained. Refusing to abide by this schedule may be construed as though one parent is causing interference with the child’s best interests. Hence, the legal consequences may be serious.

Any time that has been missed time should be at your convenience instead of the offending parent. The other parent may also repay any court costs or attorney's fees that you had to pay to get the order enforced. A judge may also order him or her to take up a parenting class and/or do community service to ensure such a situation doesn’t occur again. Also, the parent might be held in contempt of court.

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