A viewer can’t see her children despite violating a court order. Is there anything she can do about it? Pennsylvania attorneys Greg Fellerman and Ed Ciarimboli explain what the viewer should consider doing next.
Dave Kuharchik: In this edition of “The Law & You,” we’re talking about a custody situation. It is attorneys Greg Fellerman and Ed Ciarimboli, welcome to the show tonight.
Ed Ciarimboli: Greg’s smiling again. Three days in a row!
Greg Fellerman: I’m turning over a new leaf here.
Dave: He’s a new man. All right, here’s our situation tonight. We have a family law incident from Mindy in Waymart. She says, “My ex-wife refuses to let me see my children in violation of our court order. What can I do?” So what do you recommend here?
Ed: You know, Mindy, this is a very difficult situation. Any time there is a custody situation, emotions run high. You have a court order. Unfortunately, you need a lawyer. You’re going to have to enforce that court order. Technically, your wife is in contempt right now of that order. We’ve had Brian Kelly on this show. Brian does a terrific job in Scranton. We refer work to Brian and this is something that a guy like Brian specializes in. You got to get someone who specializes in this stuff.
Greg: Yeah, and I think the big thing with these is the contempt is a big hammer. With the contempt, that’s a violation of a court order. The judge has the ability to actually sentence jail time. Doesn’t happen often, but the people that continue to disregard the law, the judge has no choice but to throw the person in jail. That’s the way the system works. A lot of people don’t like sitting in jail so I think it would be wise for everybody to play by the rules, do what they’re supposed to, and not be in court.
Dave: And those that want to talk to you to get a referral to someone that you work with on occasion, how can they reach you guys?
Greg: Give us a call, 570-417-HURT, see us on the web 714hurt.com.
Ed: Or Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google Plus, Snapchat, all the above. We’re on them all.
Dave: So many ways to get in touch.
Ed: Greg Snapchats all the time.
Greg: My daughters love it.
Dave: Results matter. Attorneys Greg Fellerman and Ed Ciarimboli, we’ll see you next time.
Ed: Thanks, Dave.
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