When a parent refuses to comply with the time-sharing schedule in the parenting plan without proper cause, statute F.S. 61.13(4)(c) lists a number of sanctions that the court may impose, such as:
1. After calculating the amount of time-sharing improperly denied, the parent denied time may be awarded a sufficient amount of extra time-sharing to compensate for the time-sharing missed.
2. The court may order the offending parent to pay reasonable court costs and attorney’s fees incurred by the non-offending parent.
3. The court may order the offending parent to attend a parenting course approved by the judicial circuit.
4. The court may order the offending parent to do community service.
5. The court may order the offending parent to have the financial burden of promoting frequent and continuing contact when that parent and child reside further than 60 miles from the other parent.
6. If requested by the non-offending parent, the court may modify the parenting plan, if it is in the best interests of the child.
7. The court may impose any other reasonable sanction as a result of noncompliance.
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