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Author Topic: Child Visitation, Texas: Parent is 2 days late to pick up & still expecting time  (Read 2753 times)

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If the non-custodial parent is 2 days late for summer visitation without giving notice of inability or tardiness to pick up the children, must the custodial parent still surrender the child for that visitation period or was the right to visitation waived the day of July 1st?


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If the non-custodial parent is 2 days late for summer visitation without giving notice of inability or tardiness to pick up the children, must the custodial parent still surrender the child for that visitation period or was the right to visitation waived the day of July 1st?

1) What does the parenting plan say about this kind of circumstance? If it's not in the parenting plan, it's a matter to be settled between the two parents.

2) In general even though it may not be what you want to do, it's best to be as flexible as possible in terms of making up time, being amenable to schedule changes, etc etc. and not trying to enforce the parenting plan to the letter of the law. A little flexibility and willingness to foster the child's relationship with the other parent is worth a million bucks to all three of you.



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Agree with Waylon on this.  DH's ex was a game player for years, but sometimes you have to be flexible.  Yes, it sucks they didn't give notice. 

Based on the limited details provided, I would say to let the child go.  Yes, there are rules to be followed, but as Waylon pointed out, the child also needs a relationship with the other parent. 

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Pick and choose your battles wisely.

Know when to hold them and know when to fold them....

Really -- only you know the answer to this.

focus on the child, and make a decision.


 

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