Q: I have filed a violation petition alleging several violations of an existing court order. The other parent has continued to interfere with visitation. Is there a benefit to filing another violation petition with the new allegations prior to going to trial to change custody? Does it make sense to wait until trial to talk about the new allegations? Does it end up being a nuisance for the judge to have to sift through multiple violation petitions?
A: Technically, you should file new petitions as the violations arise (though you may batch several violations together within 1 petition). Your alternative is to have your attorney file a motion to amend the petition to add in the additional allegations. Schedule a consult with a Bronx Family Law attorney for a full assessment.