Q: My child’s mother does not allow me and my child to speak on the phone when she’s been ordered by the judge to allow my daughter to call me once a day. 8 days go by before I even see my child. Should I file a petition for this? She’s already been told by a judge to allow phone conversations yet does not let me speak to my child. I have taken screen shots of every text I send my child’s mother asking to speak to my child with no reply or phone call. When I call her she does not answer and my child claims the house phone does not work. I am constantly worried. If my child is home with no cell phone available and needs to call 911 there is not house phone for my child Westchester Family Law Attorney to use.
A: David’s Answer: At the very least you should establish a paper-trail in your efforts to resolve the issue without court intervention. If the mother either ignores you, or blows you off, then certainly follow-up with a petition for enforcement. Schedule a consult with a Westchester Family Law attorney for a full assessment.