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Breach of Court Order: What Steps to Take Next?

By: Louise Smith, barrister - Updated: 23 Jan 2017 | comments*Discuss
 
Contact Order Court Warning Notice

Q.

I have a court order in order to see my daughter. In court the times were agreed as to when I get to see my daughter. Her mother keeps changing the times when I can pick her up so is constantly in breach of the court order.

I am not happy with this and there is no reasoning with the mother. How do I take it back to court?

(C.T, 2 April 2009)

A.

Contact Orders

A contact order is a court order which sets out the circumstances in which someone who does not live with a child may see that child. Contact Orders often relate to a parent’s contact with their child but they may also be made in relation to contact with the child’s grandparents, brothers and sisters or other relatives.

Breach of a Contact Order

The odd deviation from the terms of a contact order may be forgiven. However, it can be very frustrating for a parent without custody if the parent with custody seems to be deliberately preventing contact. Talking to the other person should always be the first step. If - as in your case - this gets nowhere, a letter from a solicitor reminding the other person of their obligations may work. If they still refuse to comply, an application may be made to court.

Warning Notices and Enforcing Contact Orders

All contact orders made since 8th December 2008 contain a warning notice setting out the consequences of failure to comply. A contact order varied by a court after this date should also have a warning notice attached. Before applying to enforce a contact order made prior to that date an application must first be made to have a warning notice attached to it.

An application to have a warning notice attached to a contact order is made using form C78 which is available to download from the HMCS (Her Majesty’s Court Service) website.

The Court’s Powers to Enforce a Contact Order

If a court is satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that there has been a breach of a contact order, and that there is no reasonable excuse for the breach, they may make an enforcement order. An enforcement order requires the party in breach to carry out between 40 and 200 hours of unpaid work, which will be monitored by the probation service. If breach of the contact order has led to financial loss – for example a cancelled holiday - an application may also be made to the court for financial compensation.

An application for an enforcement order, or for financial compensation, is made using form C79, which may also be downloaded from the HMCS website. The application may be made to the court which made the contact order or to any court which has the power to deal with family cases.

The court also has the power to find that an individual is in contempt of court for failing to comply with a contact order. If a party persistently breaches a contact order they may be held to be in contempt of court and could be committed to prison or fined.

It would be advisable to seek legal advice about your situation before making an application. The Citizens Advice Bureau should be able to provide free legal advice about the steps to take following breach of a contact order.

For more information about family courts and what to expect take a look at our article What Happens at Family Court.

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RT - Your Question:
My partner is currently going through court as his ex has unilaterally stopped access since finding out about me. Bear in mind she has always been on and off as to when she decides he can see their daughter. Not only has she refused supervised contact after the first hearing, she has disputed court orders to read out letters to her daughter as a way of indirect contact for the father. We are hoping come the next court date, an order will be put In place to reinstate the original day's when my partner had his daughter. We want to take her on holiday, but worried that even with the court order in place that his ex is still going to be difficult. Bear in mind she's changed her mind twice, at the last minute before, meaning a waste of money on booking the holiday. How could we overcome this obstacle?Thanks,R

Our Response:
If you want to take your partner's child on holiday, then he would have to apply for a Specific Issue Order. Specific Issue Orders, much like the name suggests, are orders sought from the family court to determine a particular matter in connection with the exercise of Parental Responsibility. These orders can cover a wide range of issues that parents cannot agree on. As in all cases, the court’s main concern is the welfare of the child in question. The court will always put the child’s best interests first and this main issue will determine the outcome of any application for an order. if the court orders your partner's ex to allow his child to accompany you on holiday, his ex will be bound by the court order. However, this is still not without friction, and I don't wish to be the harbringer of bad news, but where the order is awarded there can further issues if the child's resident parent can find a good enough excuse not to let the child go nearer the day.
CourtroomAdvice - 24-Jan-17 @ 10:40 AM
My partner is currently going through court as his ex has unilaterally stopped access since finding out about me. Bear in mind she has always been on and off as to when she decides he can see their daughter. Not only has she refused supervised contact after the first hearing, she has disputed court orders to read out letters to her daughter as a way of indirect contact for the father. We are hoping come the next court date, an order will be put In place to reinstate the original day's when my partner had his daughter. We want to take her on holiday, but worried that even with the court order in place that his ex is still going to be difficult. Bear in mind she's changed her mind twice, at the last minute before, meaning a waste of money on booking the holiday. How could we overcome this obstacle? Thanks, R
RT - 23-Jan-17 @ 10:06 AM
Danny - Your Question:
Hi my wifes ex took her to court and said he had a shaking disorder. So in the court order it says he mlcannot drive the children around unless he has a gp letter stating he is safe to do so. We found out he has been driving them around behind our backs. Is she within her rights to stop contact until she receives the gp letter?

Our Response:
Yes, if he is in breach of the court order then you can exercise your parental responsibility rights by requesting this.
CourtroomAdvice - 20-Jan-17 @ 10:46 AM
Hi my wifes ex took her to court and said he had a shaking disorder. So in the court order it says he mlcannot drive the children around unless he has a gp letter stating he is safe to do so. We found out he has been driving them around behind our backs. Is she within her rights to stop contact until she receives the gp letter?
Danny - 19-Jan-17 @ 9:24 AM
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sarah - 14-Jan-17 @ 8:02 PM
Jay - Your Question:
Hi the father of my child took me to court and after a fact finding trial it was closed on the terms that he must complete anger management course and have indirect contact once a month it has been 4 months and no contact received is this a breach of a court order as it states in the court order indirect contact once a month and would he stand a chance of direct contact if he was to take me back to court

Our Response:
If your ex has not kept to the court order, then he would not be able to take the matter to court to apply for direct contact, as he is in breach of the terms of the order.
CourtroomAdvice - 9-Jan-17 @ 12:42 PM
Hi the father of my child took me to court and after a fact finding trial it was closed on the terms that he must complete anger management course and have indirect contact once a month it has been 4 months and no contact received is this a breach of a court order as it states in the court order indirect contact once a month and would he stand a chance of direct contact if he was to take me back to court
Jay - 8-Jan-17 @ 10:11 PM
Hi guys, my ex partner has stopped me seeing my daughter after a court order was made.. Do I have to pay the fee £215 to submit c79 application if the original court order is less then 12 months old..
Dom - 6-Jan-17 @ 2:56 PM
Charlie - Your Question:
I'm in the strange situation. I am a father, and successfully obtained a court order providing for good contact (overnights etc) with my 11 year old son. However, he now clearly tells me he wants to see his mum more at weekends. I've proposed to listen to his wishes and alter our contact agreement, but my ex insists on the letter of the court order which I myself obtained! Would I myself be in contempt of court if I did not stick to the court order which I myself obtained?!

Our Response:
Yes, any changes to a contact order must be agreed by both parties. One party cannot unilaterally decide to change the order or apply additional terms. If they wish to do so, they will need to refer the matter back to court.
CourtroomAdvice - 6-Jan-17 @ 2:38 PM
Emsy8119 - Your Question:
Hi, my ex husband and I have a court order that sets out how many nights a week our daughter stays at her fathers house and also how much maintenance he pays. This was drawn up 6 years ago. My daughter is now 8 and on occasions does not want to go to her fathers house. She speaks to him on the phone and explains she doesn't want to go but he is not happy and ends up leaving get my daughter heartbroken from the way he goes on. He has also threatened to take me back to court. My question is can I do anything or do I have to force my daughter to go to his even though I can see how upset she is with it and with me for making her go?

Our Response:
If there is a court order in place, then you are under an obligation to stick to the order. Any changes to a contact order must be agreed by both parties. One party cannot unilaterally decide to change the order or apply additional terms. If they wish to do so, they will need to refer the matter back to the courts.
CourtroomAdvice - 6-Jan-17 @ 10:38 AM
I'm in the strange situation. I am a father, and successfully obtained a court order providing for good contact (overnights etc) with my 11 year old son. However, he nowclearly tells me he wants to see his mum more at weekends. I've proposed to listen to his wishes and alter our contact agreement, but my ex insists on the letter of the court order which I myself obtained! Would I myselfbe in contempt of court if I did not stick to the court order which I myself obtained?!
Charlie - 5-Jan-17 @ 5:34 PM
Hi, my ex husband and I have a court order that sets out how many nights a week our daughter stays at her fathers house and also how much maintenance he pays. This was drawn up 6 years ago. My daughter is now 8 and on occasions does not want to go to her fathers house. She speaks to him on the phone and explains she doesn't want to go but he is not happy and ends up leaving get my daughter heartbroken from the way he goes on. He has also threatened to take me back to court. My question is can I do anything or do I have to force my daughter to go to his even though I can see how upset she is with it and with me for making her go?
Emsy8119 - 5-Jan-17 @ 10:01 AM
Can anyone help with advice?My daughter [aged 11 at the time] went to live with her father from whom I am divorced in December 2015. After a year long legal battle the Court made a Child Arrangements Order ordering that my daughter reside with me.My daughter had actually returned to me of her own free will prior to the Court case. When the Judge initially heard that my daughter had returned to my care, he was reluctant to make an Order, saying that it might be better to keep thing amicable.However, once the Judge had read the Section 7 report prepared by CAFCASS, he made an Order instantly.The Section 7 report contained details of the poor care my ex had given to my daughter during her time there and also elements of blackmail and emotional abuse.There were also reports from her school backing this up. Since my daughter has returned to me she has disclosed many more incidents of my ex's neglect of her and emotional abuse. The Judge had the Order typed there and then in order that I could leave Court with it. He stated that he was issuing the Order to prevent the situation happening again.I didn't realise that was an interim Order, because on Xmas Eve a sealed Order from the Court arrived in the post, with warnings re child abduction on it.Now yesterday, my daughter, for whatever reason, has run away to her father's and is refusing to come home.I have serious concerns for her wellbeing but don't know where I stand legally???I have just had my first sleepness night and want to try and do something today.
Sue - 30-Dec-16 @ 8:58 AM
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Claz - 28-Dec-16 @ 3:42 PM
Enfield1 - Your Question:
Please help me my ex partner stayed in my house with the kids under the children's act, until they decided to vacate it this year.A court order was made in 2000 with a deed attached to it saying if the property was not kept or left in a good state of repair both inside and out then I could return to court to get her to pay any costs I've incurred in getting it in a good state of repair.I've just had to spend around £20,000 getting the property put right.I have pictures of how the property was left and given back to me showing it was left in an unhatible state.What is the process for trying to recover my costs should I write to her first asking for the money or should I return to to court to get the order enforced.If so what court form do I need to complete and what are the costs involved in this please.Many thanks

Our Response:
I think in this case you may have to seek legal advice, especially as you have had the work done prior to the court giving an assessment of the damage, so it could attribute whether or what costs your ex is responsible for.
CourtroomAdvice - 15-Dec-16 @ 10:51 AM
Please help me my ex partner stayed in my house with the kids under the children's act, until they decided to vacate it this year. A court order was made in 2000 with a deed attached to it saying if the property was not kept or left in a good state of repair both inside and out then I could return to court to get her to pay any costs I've incurred in getting it in a good state of repair. I've just had to spend around £20,000 getting the property put right. I have pictures of how the property was left and given back to me showing it was left in an unhatible state. What is the process for trying to recover my costs should i write to her first asking for the money or should I return to to court to get the order enforced. If so what court form do i need to complete and what are the costs involved in this please. Many thanks
Enfield1 - 14-Dec-16 @ 6:31 PM
Chris - Your Question:
My wife has been served an application for enforcement by her ex. He has one child aged 15 my wife has the other aged 12. We can prove in court with evidence that he breached the order on a number of occasions starting from day 1. After a number of safety concerns for her children and a refusal from her ex to send the eldest for contact with my wife she then refused to send the youngest to her ex.Has my wife breached this order? The currant order is only 13 months old and clearly doesn’t work can we ask for a new order to be made? PLEASE CAN ANYONE HELP? We just can not afford a solicitor.

Our Response:
Arguably anything that does not comply with the order is a breach. For example if the order states that the non-resident parent should have contact every Friday from 5pm and contact is not provided until 5:05pm, this is technically a breach of the order. It is important to be reasonable; the courts are unlikely to take any action if the breach is insignificant. However, any changes to a contact order must be agreed by both parties. One party cannot unilaterally decide to change the order or apply additional terms. If they wish to do so, they will need to refer the matter back to the courts. Therefore, the court will have to decide if anyone is at fault and how to rectify the situation in the children's best interests.
CourtroomAdvice - 14-Dec-16 @ 2:22 PM
My wife has been served an application for enforcement by her ex . He has one child aged 15 my wife has the other aged 12. We can prove in court with evidence that he breached the order on a number of occasions starting from day 1. After a number of safety concerns for her children and a refusal from her ex to send the eldest for contact with my wife she then refused to send the youngest to her ex. Has my wife breached this order? The currant order is only 13 months old and clearly doesn’t work can we ask for a new order to be made? PLEASE CAN ANYONE HELP? We just can not afford a solicitor.
Chris - 9-Dec-16 @ 7:02 PM
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Aneesa - 1-Dec-16 @ 8:59 AM
I divorced my wife in July 2015 and, as part of the consent order for this divorce, as well as paying the child maintenance for the younger two of my four children, I agreed to continue paying the mortgage, basically as a way of helping out. I now live and work abroad, whereas my ex wife and children continued to occupy the former family home in Northampton. However, the consent order stipulated that the property should go on the market within 28 days. This did not happen until August of this year - i.e. over 12 months later. We have had several potential buyers whose offers were acceptable to me, but not to my ex-wife. As a way of 'sweetening' the deal, I even offered her 100% of the sale proceeds (my primary interest is settling the mortgage and dealing with the secured charges - I am not in it to make money). When an offer was finally accepted in late September/early October (a cash buyer with no mortgage requirement or chain) everything went through smoothly, a SOLD board has appeared outside the house, but my ex-wife refuses to move out, saying she cannot afford private rented accommodation and the local council will not assist because of the equity. I am now in a situation of reduced income due to a change of jobs, so can no longer afford both maintenance and mortgage. I have spoken to two solicitors who recommend enforcing the order for sale by way of the consent order, but I not sure how to go ahead with this - apparently there are several court forms, but I don't know which ones to use.
andy338 - 24-Nov-16 @ 1:02 PM
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Just me - 12-Nov-16 @ 8:38 PM
Hi My son's dad has regular visits with our 6 year old child, every other friday he stays over and comes home on the saturday evening - Which I normally stick to unless my son is sick. His dad never brings him back on time and rarely picks him up on time. He doesn't pay any money towards him, he hasn't paid anything since June. On wednesdayI text him (which he claimed he didn't get, and text me on a different number on the friday to say he was getting him later) to say that our son has a party on the Saturday that he wants to go to, so he couldn't get him this Friday. I did ask him on the Saturday morning if he wanted to get him on Sunday. Which eventually he did agree to. He picked him up on the Sunday and then text me saying that he has contacted a mediator and solicitor and is taking further action against me adding in the message this child abuse can not continue - I have not harmed my child, he is happy and has a great home environment and routine and is doing very well at school- I think he thinks it is child abuse because I set the visitation arrangements.Surely if he thought I was hurting my baby he would have called the police or social services and not just messaged me!! I am unsure what kind of access he thinks he can get, considering our son stays over every other weekend. He wants to have him every weekend and have him in the holidays. I pay for club and take him on holidays. His dad is very unreliable and cancels or changes the plan on the day. Therefore I have to make sure club is sorted otherwise I can not go to work!! and then who would pay for our son. Is it normally possible for dads to have their kids every weekend, set by the court? My issue is because I work full-time 5 days a week mon-fri I spend my morning giving orders to get us out of the house on time and in the evening when we get home I cook, feed him dinner, bath him and put him to bed at 8pm. this is not quality time, it is just rushed order. I would hate to not be able to take him out every other weekend and do things with him. Surely it unfair for me to work full-time, take care of him everyday and pay for everything and his dad has him every weekend!
stressedmummy - 7-Nov-16 @ 11:08 AM
Hi My son's dad has regular visits with our 6 year old child, every other friday he stays over and comes home on the saturday evening - Which I normally stick to unless my son is sick. His dad never brings him back on time and rarely picks him up on time. He doesn't pay any money towards him, he hasn't paid anything since June. On wednesdayI text him (which he claimed he didn't get, and text me on a different number on the friday to say he was getting him later) to say that our son has a party on the Saturday that he wants to go to, so he couldn't get him this Friday. I did ask him on the Saturday morning if he wanted to get him on Sunday. Which eventually he did agree to. He picked him up on the Sunday and then text me saying that he has contacted a mediator and solicitor and is taking further action against me adding in the message this child abuse can not continue - I have not harmed my child, he is happy and has a great home environment and routine and is doing very well at school- I think he thinks it is child abuse because I set the visitation arrangements.Surely if he thought I was hurting my baby he would have called the police or social services and not just messaged me!! I am unsure what kind of access he thinks he can get, considering our son stays over every other weekend. He wants to have him every weekend and have him in the holidays. I pay for club and take him on holidays. His dad is very unreliable and cancels or changes the plan on the day. Therefore I have to make sure club is sorted otherwise I can not go to work!! and then who would pay for our son. Is it normally possible for dads to have their kids every weekend, set by the court? My issue is because I work full-time 5 days a week mon-fri I spend my morning giving orders to get us out of the house on time and in the evening when we get home I cook, feed him dinner, bath him and put him to bed at 8pm. this is not quality time, it is just rushed order. I would hate to not be able to take him out every other weekend and do things with him. Surely it unfair for me to work full-time, take care of him everyday and pay for everything and his dad has him every weekend!
stressedmummy - 7-Nov-16 @ 10:46 AM
My child and I went into a mother and baby unit for 6months. This was 3 years ago. There issues were condition of my home which was out of my control and my friendship circle. Since then I have new friends and have moved. After court this social worker was told she was not allowed on the case as I was told by her that she wanted me to be hit by a bus. Also the carers in the unit told me they wanted my child taken of me and never really helped me learn just shouted at me. I felt like it was more of them against me than it was about my child's best interest. I have tried contacting social workers to be reassessed yet they have been ignoring me. What would be my next step.
A - 2-Nov-16 @ 3:20 PM
My child and I went into a mother and baby unit for 6months. This was 3 years ago. There issues were condition of my home which was out of my control and my friendship circle. Since then I have new friends and have moved. After court this social worker was told she was not allowed on the case as I was told by her that she wanted me to be hit by a bus. Also the carers in the unit told me they wanted my child taken of me and never really helped me learn just shouted at me. I felt like it was more of them against me than it was about my child's best interest. I have tried contacting social workers to be reassessed yet they have been ignoring all my efforts. What would be my next step?
A - 2-Nov-16 @ 3:19 PM
My child and me were put into a mother and baby unit where the carers said they wanted the court to take my child. Social workers said they wouldn't be happy unless I was hit by a bus. I was never helped when the only issue at the time was condition of my home which was out of my control and friends. Since then my parents have guardianship and iv moved home and got a new friendship circle however social workers have ignored all my attempts of contact. What would be my next step to getting my child back?
A - 2-Nov-16 @ 3:13 PM
Got a court order can a solicitor change the dates of a court order or have ex got to take me back to court to change dates
Sassybum - 2-Nov-16 @ 8:44 AM
Advice Please - Your Question:
My partner has recently got a contact order enforced and amended to be more precise about dates and times for direct contact, but his ex partner is denying all knowledge of the court order. She has stated that she has had no letters or contact from her solicitor, though the court has sent two letters to both her and her solicitor in the past month. She has been difficult throughout the past 4 years allowing contact occassionally and then going radio silent for weeks on end. As my partner has self litigated throughout the proceedings he does not have a solicitor to contact. How would he go about having this order enforced and what action would be best to take to ensure this is dealt with appropriately?

Our Response:
If he can pay for a solicitor's letter which will outline the terms of the court order and warn what will happen if his ex does not comply, then this may make her take notice and at least he will have evidence (if he has to take the matter back to court) that he has attempted to be reasonable. The solicitor would also be able to give him advice about getting the order enforced. The Citizens Advice Bureau can also give free legal advice if he can't afford a solicitor. He can then self-litigate through the courts, please see link here.
CourtroomAdvice - 31-Oct-16 @ 2:59 PM
My partner has recently got a contact order enforced and amended to be more precise about dates and times for direct contact, but his ex partner is denying all knowledge of the court order. She has stated that she has had no letters or contact from her solicitor, though the court has sent two letters to both her and her solicitor in the past month. She has been difficult throughout the past 4 years allowing contact occassionally and then going radio silent for weeks on end. As my partner has self litigated throughout the proceedings he does not have a solicitor to contact. How would he go about having this order enforced and what action would be best to take to ensure this is dealt with appropriately?
Advice Please - 29-Oct-16 @ 12:22 PM
Iv had a court in place this year my ex partner and new partner cause arguments everytime the pick the children up and drop them off I'm early takes of pregnancy and they've said they give me loads of stress and there making things very difficult iv agreed to everything they've asked for in courts and now I get everything thrown at me they don't like what the kids wear or how I do my daughters hair it's petty things I have no idea what to do next they don't keep to the court order either they it her bring the kids back a night early or they bring them back late on the day they come back this is becoming a regular thing now
Lianne - 29-Oct-16 @ 11:35 AM
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