Question from Valerie: my ex has left the state and now wants me to have paid for her trip with the children and that I have taken the preparations for the trip. Is this considered appropriate and can I be punished if I refuse? He doesn`t support us financially. The original orders stipulate that the father pays for the visit. Will the court order me to pay for the extra-government visit? Brette`s response: If the order does not indicate it and you cannot approve it, then you can table an amendment asking the court to clarify the transportation. A parent who wishes to move to another state with a child or child most likely needs to obtain the consent of the court that issued the original custody order. If two parents have a joint custody agreement and a parent wishes to leave the state without bringing the child, primary custody will likely go to the remaining parent in the first state. Under Tennessee law, a spouse is presumed to be the father of a child born or born during his or her marriage. If this presumption does not apply to you, you must determine your ancestry through a formal paternity procedure. This must be done before you can apply for custody or visitation (and also before you can apply for a court order allowing you to move with your child to another state). This additional step is unique for single fathers. And while it takes time, it is necessary to ensure the educational rights you want. Question from Lynn: We have a court-ordered visitation plan and that is the parent of those at large.
We live in two different states and, according to our divorce decree, he must meet with me every other time halfway between the two cities. He has refused to do so for the past five years. He says it`s because he had back surgery eight months ago (when he went to Las Vegas last month). If I judge him in court, will the court uphold our decree? There is no one-family plan. There are several factors in the development of the details of a non-governmental custody agreement. Moving a child back and forth can be difficult for them if you adapt to the environment they don`t know, not to mention friends, school, family, etc. The courts are the ones who decide who is holding the child to ensure that their decision is in the best interests of the child. These arrangements don`t hurt anyone intentionally, but sometimes it can look like this.
It is proposed that parents discuss and be encouraged to design their own child care system to avoid differences of opinion. Parents are the experts on their schedules and those who are best able to meet the needs of children. Parents who live in different conditions need a remote visiting plan. Long-distance schedules differ from other schedules in that they usually place the child mostly with a parent and with their distant parent for long visits throughout the year. Debbie`s question: I have a 4-year-old son and his father lives in another state. He thinks, because my son is starting school, that the summer holidays should be. My son won`t be out of kindergarten until June 3rd and my ex tells me he wants to go from May 15 to July 30. He also thinks Thanksgiving and Christmas should be six-week visits.