It is important to comply with your parenting time order at all times. Please keep in mind that holiday parenting time differs from your regularly scheduled parenting time. Holiday parenting time will “trump” your regular parenting time schedule.
If the other parent is refusing to allow you to see your child, you have several options to enforce your parenting time order:
1.) Many police departments will tell you to deal with the situation though the court; however, some police officers will escort you to the other parent’s house, and ensure that the child is with the correct parent, pursuant to your court order, or 2.) You can file an emergency ex-parte order to show cause. A show cause hearing will require the non-cooperating parent to explain to the court why they should not be held in contempt of court, for failing to comply with the court order.
If you are having issues with holiday parenting time, or parenting time in general, please contact Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz, & Associates, P.C. at (586) 264-3756.