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I am divorced. My former spouse and I agreed that he would pick up the kids at my house for visitation, and he’s forcing me to drive them instead. What can I do?

Unfortunately, some spouses try to do everything they can after the divorce to make co-parenting difficult. A common example is a spouse agreeing before the divorce to pick up the kids for visitation, or to meet halfway, and then demanding that the kids be driven by the other spouse instead.

The Parenting Plan sets out the details and terms of custody, visitation and transportation. A detailed Parenting Plan will clearly state which parent is responsible for transportation at pick up and drop off.

The language of the Parenting Plan as incorporated into the Final Decree is binding. If the Parenting Plan, Settlement Agreement and Final Decree are all silent on the issue, filing a petition with the court to modify visitation may be necessary. On the other hand, if your ex is willfully violating the court order, you may have the right to file a contempt action against him to compel him to follow the order in place. Before filing an action with the court, consulting with a family law attorney will help you to weigh your options.

Divorce is never easy, but it can be made much worse than it needs to be when an ex makes things purposely difficult. If you believe that your ex is in violation of your divorce decree, or if you feel that your divorce decree needs to be modified because of a change in circumstances, call Atlanta Divorce Attorney Shalamar Parham at 678-439-1482. Call today for a consultation.

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This entry was posted on March 12, 2015 by in Family Law, Parenting Time/Visitation.

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