The background (United States):
- Wife took four children and left husband due to abuse
- After a very contentious separation, husband was awarded partial custody (every other weekend, one evening a week)
- Husband was ordered to pay child support
- Because it was very difficult for the parents to come to agreement, and because of the history of abuse from the husband, the details of child exchange were determined by court order. The children have to be exchanged at the same (public) location in all cases, at the pre-determined days/times without exception.
- The now-ex-husband is frequently behind on child support
- Ex-husband was recently given 30 days by the state to get caught up on child support or have his drivers license and registration suspended.
- There is a good chance that ex-husband will not get caught up in time.
Main Question: if the child exchange time and locations are fixed, and the husband can no longer legally drive, does this effectively nullify his visitation rights? (presuming he insists on picking up the children himself in his own car with a suspended license/registration)
The drop off location is near her house, not his, and even if public transportation were an option he would not be the type to use it. He's more the type that would ignore the suspension of his license and go pick up the kids in his car anyway. He is also the kind to try to attempt to manipulate the wife into doing what he wants regardless of what a court order says. Emotional abuse and manipulation were a big part of his game, but fortunately she has gotten much better at ignoring it.
Follow up questions:
- If he has his license revoked and attempts to pick up the children as always, are there any potential legal repercussions for her if she allows him to pick up the kids?
- Would there be any potential legal repercussions for her if she refuses to allow him to pick up the children himself with a suspended license/registration?
- If he attempts to convince her to drop the kids off somewhere else (presumably at his house) due to the suspension of his license, are there any potential legal repercussions for her if she refuses?