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Breach of Court Order: What Steps to Take Next?

By: Louise Smith, barrister - Updated: 21 Aug 2021 | 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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dad - 21-Aug-21 @ 5:39 PM
It's amazing how similar these stories are, be it from a mother or father. I have a question, what kind of evidence is required if my ex wife keeps stopping the kids from seeing my on the days I'm supposed to have them? Let's say the agreement is for me to puck them up at 0900 on a Saturday morning but when i arrive she doesn't answer the door, pretends she's out. Do I video it? Will that be taken as evidence? But she might say that she was in, I videoed at a different time and changed my phone settings or something. I could ask the kids to provide a statement but I don't want to involve them. If anyone has any advice on this I'd be grateful, thanks,
RH - 13-Aug-21 @ 5:38 AM
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dad - 10-Aug-21 @ 2:35 AM
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Johnny - 7-Aug-21 @ 10:19 AM
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Ive lost,in court to have,my,son,he lives with his,dad,due to me drinking in the,past,dont drink now .the,judge,said,i can see,my son,as his dad says,4 to six times a year only,with,my sister,then after,a while i probably, can have,my son for a day,then over,night,stays ,but they both,are not letting me,do that,i have,only seen my son twice,in 2 years,sept,2009,plus we had covid,what can i do
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Singer7 - 5-Aug-20 @ 10:03 PM
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Lizm8618 - 10-Jul-20 @ 10:42 AM
Hi my ex is not Letting me see my kids I have a court order to see them every fortnight but ex isn't letting me see them what can I do has I need to see my kids he said he don't care what the court says ?? ?? I can't phone my kids he says so what can I do next has I need to see them
Don't have one - 29-Jun-20 @ 6:50 PM
Thats not a clear answer... Occasional can be regularly occurring so why confuse the issue? People are here because its a constant thing thats happening and thats why people are here, to know what they need to do, so you should dispense with the other unrelated stuff because you can "Assume" that its happening regularly, therefore this is typical course of action... and state clearly in a list what steps people take. I got next to FA help from the family court, claiming I need to pay £200 for the existing order and I am like are you for real???
\\.\ - 24-Jun-20 @ 2:58 PM
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Day1 - 24-Jun-20 @ 12:50 PM
I have 2 sons 1 on an sgo order the other whos adopted my foster sister who has the sgo has breeched my contact with him and the adoption agency and adoptees have breeched the letterbox contact can i take legal action against them
shaunturley1 - 14-Jun-20 @ 3:27 AM
My sons have been put on an sgo with my foster sister but she breached contact regulations with my son my other me and my family and his fathers family are supposed to have yearly letterbox contact but the adoption agency and adoptees have breeched this can i take legal action against them
shaunturley1 - 14-Jun-20 @ 3:24 AM
I've now breached a prohibited steps order twice because my ex has broken lockdown rules. Shes had her neighbour (friend) around her house daily. But at the start if the break out said I couldn't see my son because it was too dangerous. She introduced her new boyfriend to my son during lockdown (I dont have a problem with her having a boyfriend) she had her friends kids there playing with my son while her boyfriend was there keeping him occupied. I found out my eldest is selling drugs and he was living with her he nearly got kidnapped going to get them. I had a call from caffcas an hour before the telephone hearing asking me to get them to adjourn the hearing and leave my son In my care as they have serious concerns over mother. The courts heard what the solicitor said heard what I said and put a prohibited steps order out in me and my eldest who had to go to live with his sister. I removed him again a month later and the same thing again the solicitor spoke she got heard becasue I sent her a nasty email she sent it to court. They ignored me and the welfare of my child and caffcas and ordered me to take him home again with no contact between now and the next hearing. I have refused to take him back. The police turned up and tried to bully me into handing him over threats of arrest. I'd already spoken to the switch board and they told me all they could do is a welfare check and leave they have no power to remove a child from a parent with parental responsibility without welfare concerns. They left after inspecting my house and garden and saw my son happily playing on his bike in the back garden. I'm now waiting to see what the court do next. I refuse to put my child in danger with a woman who has admitted to having people in her house from day one of the outbreak. Thet clearly donr care about my childs life and safety or welfare. I put an emergency residency order in and it certainly hasnt been treated as an emergency. All theres applications go through in days mine was two months after I applied and paid for the c100. That's equality and fair hearings for you.
Andy - 8-Jun-20 @ 1:24 AM
Hi, I have been separated for 10years and it has been 10years of hell. I have been through the court systems twice, it has cost £14,000 plus and yet my ex has stopped even my FaceTime chats with my daughter. I have contacted numerous organisations and they just say it’s not there problem and I have to go back to court. I can not afford to go back to court so I have to give up any idea of seeing my daughter, even though I have a court order. I haven’t spoken to my daughter for over a year, of course covid hasn’t helped but her mother has taken full advantage of the situation as I live in the Channel Islands and she lives in England. I think the whole system is terrible
Jeff - 29-May-20 @ 10:45 AM
Hello all. I am a mother who was abused by my ex. Cafcass and the court wouldn't believe me. I was a full time mother who fled due to abuse. My ex breeched judges orders, paper work from my side went missing in the system. It was horrible. I don't think it makes a difference if your a mum or dad, a childs welfare is based solely on what the bully wants. I haven't seen my daughter since the 22nd March.
Gem - 18-May-20 @ 2:39 AM
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    After pleading guilty in a magistrates court and being released on unconditional bail, can the police still make a person attend and register…
    28 April 2022
  • Kumar
    Re: Caught Drink Driving
    Hi, I have clean licence and I have been driving for more than 8 years. I blew 49 at roadside and they take to station and after 3 hours they…
    27 April 2022
  • jury
    Re: Failure to Attend Jury Service
    These comments made me laugh
    9 April 2022
  • Social Issues
    Re: Pre-Sentence Reports
    Hello James, you don't appear to have asked many questions. Yes, it could be seven counts for seven hypothetical victims. A court has to…
    30 March 2022
  • James
    Re: Pre-Sentence Reports
    I should add that I am now 37 and have been in full time employment for over 17 years and part time before that during school/college.…
    28 March 2022
  • James
    Re: Pre-Sentence Reports
    I am an epileptic, have no previous convictions, in full time employment and live with retired parents partly funding their lifestyle, also…
    28 March 2022