My question involves a child custody case from the State of: washington
I filed several contempts against my ex for not following our court order. The judge approved a motion to shorten tim and allowed me file exparte, then during our telephonic hearing the judge decides to continue the motions for contempt until time of trial, then grant the petioner request to continue trial. When he continued to not follow the parenting plan and i was still being denied visitation I attempted to file another contempt and again the judge says he will hear at trial but the lawyers need to reach an agreement for visitation. This would just result in me expending all the expenses in order to a visitation, that was the so called agreements.
At trial my lawyer opens the first day with asking to first be allowed to proceed with my motions of contempt, which the judge declines and says he include them all with trial. My lawyer then cites court law stating that all parties must have a response to motion of contempt in declaration form and with nothing being filed the respondant should not be able to respond in oral form. The judge simples say it will all be considered with trial.
After three days our case went under advisement with once again the judge saying make a agreement with the attorneyh for visitation until I give my decision. Of course once again if I want to see him pay all expenses again outside of the exsiting order.
Still no decision and still no following the exsiting order, even worse since I returned my son he has denied all contact, I have asked if I could file another contempt but each week I am told the judge should have a decision this week.
What should I do my son will be three next week and I have little to no contact in the last 30 days and no visits?
by the way father has temp custody and lives in South Carolina