High Conflict Co-Parenting SituationsJune 11, 2018
High conflict situations
A harmless activity like the family vacation can turn into a stressful and unhappy event. It is common when drafting separation agreements and parenting plans to include detailed instructions concerning the issue of vacations. However, a problem can arise when one parent wants to deviate from the current plan without the other parent’s permission.
A parent is not allowed to take a child out of state or abroad without the permission of the other parent. It is important to get this permission, in writing, well ahead of any vacation bookings to avoid disappointments and a civil contempt or kidnapping charge.
What happens if the other parent refuses to change the plan?
In a perfect world, divorced parents would get along well enough to co-parent peacefully. However, if that were the case, you probably would still be married. Many parents have good results when they employ the help of a neutral third party such as a divorce or life coach or mediator to assist with a solution. Unfortunately, if the conflict can not be resolved peacefully, there may be no choice but to file a complaint for modification of the plan with the court.
What happens if the other parent is not following the current plan?
Sadly, there are some cases where the other parent refuses to follow the court order despite attempts and communication. If that is the case, contact Fleischer Law Solutions to discuss ways to resolve the issue, which may involve filing a Civil Contempt.
Co-parenting is never easy even with the best of parenting plans, but with the proper preparation another costly court battle may be avoided.