My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Florida
First the situation:
I have residential custody of daughter. 3 years ago when the final judgment was done in are case , we were both about to move from Florida to Texas. We have both sense moved back to Florida. Here is where it gets sticky. The order says in black and white that we can set up are own visitation schedule ,if we can not, the order outlines a visitation schedule for before 1 of us moved to Texas and before the child starts school. It also outlines a visitation schedule for after 1 of us moved to Texas and the child started school . When my daughters mother moved back to Florida I tried to arrange a visitation schedule that allowed for visitation, and took into consideration are child school , it basically followed to the T the Florida Guidlines for child visitation. . My ex agreed to this and went by it at first, but then during a weekday visitation, decided she would follow the section of the original order that covered visitation schedule for before 1 of us moved to Texas and before the child starts school, because it allowed her overnight visitation in the middle of the week and allowed her to keep her till Monday mourning on her weekend visitation. This caused are daughter to be late for school and miss her medication. My ex did this on 3 separate occasions. I finally said no and put my foot down. I told her i was going to follow the section of are original order that outlines a visitation schedule for after 1 of us moved to Texas and the child started school, because it is THE ONLY part of the order that even mentions are childs education. I also immediately filled a motion for a to have are original order modified and establish a visitation schedule. My ex has managed to dodge being served on my motion, but has brought her own motion ( which I have been served with) for civil contempt / enforcement. We go to court for that next month.
Here are my questions:
1.based on what I have stated above( this is literally the whole story) can i go to jail for contempt of court for this?
2. do I have a legal standing for what Ive done and how ive handled this?
3. I spoke to my ex recently and she informed me that if I don't immediately comply with what she wants , she will keep filling contempt of court motions. Is there a limit to how many they will let her file? Will i have to go to court for each of them?
4. She also told me that the judges secretary( the judge that is presiding over the contempt of court hearing, not the judge who issued the final judgment) told her what part of the order was right, and that i will probably go to jail. Is that right? i always thought Judges and court house staff had to remain impartial and not give any one advise.
by the way just as a side not:
the hearing for contempt of court is 2 days before she has a contempt of court hearing for not paying her child support. She is over 2 years behind.