What Are the Consequences of Child Visitation Interference in California?

California courts take parenting time seriously, as court-ordered parenting schedules are created in the best interests of the child. So, when one parent significantly hinders the parenting time of their spouse, the court may respond with severe consequences. At the Law Offices of Rick D. Banks we can help you protect your visitation rights. If you are experiencing […]

What Is the Punishment for Contempt of Court in Family Court?

In a California family case, a contempt of court order can be a powerful enforcement tool. It’s available to either spouse when the other refuses to comply with a court order. Below, we discuss the punishment for contempt of court in family court, as well as what court orders can and can’t be enforceable by a contempt of court […]

How to Prove Parental Alienation — and Put a Stop to It

Is your spouse alienating your child from you? What can you do to stop the abuse and finally see your child again? Unlike other forms of abuse, particularly physical abuse, alienation does not leave physical marks or scars. So how can you get law enforcement involved if you have nothing to show as evidence of the alienation? […]

What to Know About Getting an Emergency Temporary Custody Order in California

The safety of your children is of the utmost importance, and any threat to their safety requires swift action. But you also must follow the proper legal procedures. Unfortunately, all too often parents make the fatal mistake of taking on their children’s safety alone. In the end, they suffer harsh consequences for simply wanting to protect […]