Consent Order Compliance for Visitation


If a party has a Domestic Violence Consent Order that says the husband will attend a safe child class before being allowed supervised visitation and the consent order is getting close to expiring, can the husband avoid ever taking the class by just letting the order expire? Wouldn’t that still be required if the husband tried to get visitation in the future?


You should file a contempt motion (called a motion and order to appear and show cause) prior to the expiration of the court order if the deadline for Husband to attend the class has passed or if more than a reasonable amount of time to attend the class has passed and there is no deadline stated in the order.

The class requirement wouldn’t be required of Husband if the order has expired. However, you could file a custody lawsuit against the husband and attending the class could be required in that action.

Anna Ayscue

Attorney with Rosen Law Firm Cary • Chapel Hill • Durham • Raleigh • Wake Forest

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Thank you so much for your assistance with this, Ms. Ayscue.