2 questions

  1. If court ordered visitation is being totally denied by the temporary custodial parent and there is a motion for contempt, would the judge try to work that in faster than other cases as a priority or is this usually just a matter of getting in line?

  2. If a temporary custody order is “retained for further action of the court” this means that it never becomes permanent even if it is in place for over one year, correct?


Unfortunately, it can be a matter of getting in line, though some counties run through things faster than others and may have special days reserved for motion hearings. You will need to ask the clerk how these motions are set in your county.

To answer you second question, the order does not become permanent after one year.