An unpublished decision released by the Michigan Court of Appeals on July 3, 2012 reveals how some parents expect family courts to micromanage their custody and parenting time issues. This case has parallels with other cases I've had in my office and clearly illustrates the type of extensive and painful post-judgment actions parents may take--legal actions that have the potential to alienate or otherwise harm the children. Why should parents expect the courts to micromanage their post-judgment legal issues in regard to parenting time and custody in the absence of Vodvarka standards? In the end, Dad was award expanded parenting time. One can only conclude it was because of Mom's contrary behavior.
Contempt proceedings? Oh yes. BF was, per an agreed order, to move from the mother's residence. Now how effective was that when his move was to a camper in the back yard and he was still present in the home at breakfast and while and after the children went to bed? [Been there, seen that . . . a 100-foot electrical cord from the mother's house to a camper in the driveway . . . when that man had a no-contact order so that he was prevented from being in the presence of the children.]
Read it here: Klaas v Klass