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Custody interference is when one parent refuses to release their child to the other parent (not when they are 5 minutes late, caught in traffic, etc.) for their scheduled visitation time. Unfortunately, it happens all too often and is one of the many games played by “parents” post-divorce/breakup.
Common language from Divorce Decree referencing Police Officer’s duty in an event of 25.03
REMAIN CALM – which is impossible, but for the sake of your children, you MUST remain calm
Download the visitation enforcement kit, which walks you through the hoops the court will have you jump through
Ensure that you are at the correct location/time for the pickup
- Knock on the door/ensure that the other parent is aware that you are there to pick up the child and either
- Obtain evidence that you were at the correct location, at the right date and time
- Purchase and obtain a receipt at a nearby store/restaurant
Contact the local police department and see if they will file an OFFENSE report (at the VERY least they will have to note that they were there and its on the record).
You can try to show them your paperwork, but know that 95% of the time, you will hear “civil matter”. Stay nice!
If the officer(s) refuse to complete an offense report citing it as a “civil matter” (be sure to audio/video record) thank them for their time and inform them that you will be contacting both their Internal Affairs division to file a complaint as well as submitting a report to the US Department of Justice under their “Deprivation of Rights under Color of Law” via this link.
When completing the report, please understand that it was not due to not due to interference of child custody, but rather due to the fact the officer took no steps to preserve your court-supported possessory rights under state criminal and federal statutes. This youtube video goes into more detail.
Complete the “Visitation Journal” ( see if the LEO or other people will sign and date it)
- Video record/time stamp
- Bring a witness
- Any other evidence
Send notice (preferably certified or other trackable way) to the other parent (3 copies, one for the parent, 2nd for you, and 3rd to file with court) that they did not honor the court order.
Once this has happened with an amount of regularity (think about it from the judge’s point of view over 1-3 missed visits), follow the remaining steps in the enforcement kit and file with your county courthouse.
Tarrant County, Texas - Improvements being made
In June 2022, while at the vigil for David Henderson’s son, Corbin, a parent asked about the handling of PC25.03 (Custody Interference) and was told by Tarrant County’s Sherrif that they enforce the law. The Pissed Off Parent provided data showing that it is NOT being enforced.
After following up with Sheriff Waybourn and speaking and educating him on the facts, he appeared on the Larry O’Neal show with an update:
What is Child Support? It depends who you ask: The media/courts portrays Child Support as helping the child…
People that have been through the child support process know that it is a welfare recovery and wealth redistribution system.
94% of all non custodial Texas parents are fathers
The OAG is training up the next generation by MANDATING the teaching of parents paying child support in the High School curriculum.
The program is called (oddly enough) P.A.P.A.(Parenting and Paternity Awareness).
The dads’ responsibility is to pay child support. the beginning and the end of his responsibility.
In reality, this is simply not true, the family court system is entirely designed to turn, usually the father, into a paycheck. And yes, your lawyer and the judge are both in on it as they profit (directly and indirectly) from the 60 billion dollar industry.
If your soon to be Ex is any type of rational, try to NOT have them go through the Texas OAG (but understand that if at ANY time in the future, she tries, they will get you for ALL the years that you didn’t pay into the OAG. This video shows what happened to a parent when they tried to get away from the OAG. In short, you can’t. But let’s face it, if she was rational, you wouldn’t be here.
And if you think that the state cares about foster children, understand that they receive Title IV-E funds from the federal government for foster care:
Enter your address to find out who your representatives are
HB 604 Retroactive Child Support
HB 532 Retroactive Child Support
HB 1734 Retroactive Child Support
SB 590 Retroactive Child Support
HB 2581 Allocation of child care expenses
HB 1120 Facots for children under 3
HB 2688 Modification Requirements
HB 969 Interference penalities
HB 3025 Time limit on Custody Interference
Senate Live (Jurisprudence)
Senate Archive (Jurisprudence)
House Live/Archive (Juvenile Justice & Family Issues)
Understand that the legislators are ALL in on the scam as they also profit off of the system (many are family court lawyers) and will pay lip service to making a change and pretend that they are unaware. DO NOT BE FOOLED.
The Texas Republican party has #93-95 planks dedicated to Equal Shared Parenting/Family:
Steps to research a judge’s finances with an eye to determining if he is dirty or not.
- Check who is donating to your judge
- Check for name of your judge’s spouse
- Check judge’s years on the bench
- Request his mandated financial disclosure forms from the state
- Look him (and spouse) up on County Grantor Grantee index
- Make spreadsheet to show loans, amounts and time it took to pay them back
- Check any business interests with Secretary of State to locate more information—business partners, status of business interest, etc. Then run these businesses through the County Grantor Grantee index.
- Check courts to see if your judge’s name or name of business partners are attached to any case
- Check courts to see if he sat on any cases involving business partners
- Make public records act request for phone records (checking for ex parte communications with the other side)
- Check with auditor’s office to see if judge (a state employee) is also receiving monies from the county (conflict of interest issue)