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My ex and his wife step parent were ordered by the court to seek additional
counseling for my son. The step parent is now refusing to attend. Even though
the ex did sign off that he and his wife step parent would get help needed they
are refusing. Is there any recourse that i can enforce this to happen?

Asked on August 25, 2016 under Family Law, Texas

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

You can have your ex and his wife held in contempt of court.
You will need to file an Order to Show Cause requesting a hearing on contempt of court.  You will need to call the court clerk to schedule a hearing.  You will file with the court your declaration signed under penalty of perjury stating the facts in support of your claim of contempt of court and any other supporting evidence.  File those documents with your Order to Show Cause and a proof of service.  The proof of service verifies the date of mailing a copy of your court-filed documents to your ex and his wife so that they will have notice of the hearing.
Check with the court clerk to be certain that you have filed all the required documents for a contempt of court hearing because the documents may vary from state to state.


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