I had an attorney. A well reviewed one, at that, who wound up costing me a fortune and nothing but headaches!
She has every-other-weekend visitation from 5pm Friday - 7pm Sunday. It wasn't a huge issue before. Should I just tell her it's "right of first refusal", and have him dropped off at my house while she is working? The likelihood of her signing an updated Parenting Agreement is slim to none. It's only been in effect since July. I didn't think it could be altered for 2 years, anyway.
Is there "right-of-first-refusal" language in the visitation order? If it's in there, fine. If, however, such language isn't in the order, then you can't use that approach.
I'm sorry you had an unfortunate experience with your last attorney. Perhaps you should seek one with an A+ rating with the BBB. Maybe you should call an attorney who offers free consultations to get a more detailed answer. At any rate, you should take action.
You're wrong about the "two year moratorium" on seeking to modify things. A parent may seek to modify visitation any time the proposed modification might serve the child's best interest. Indeed, you may seek a modification of a visitation order the same day it's issued if the modification would benefit the child.
Thanks, Dean. I thought once the parenting agreement was in effect things would be more simple, but at this point it's just getting worse. Every attorney that's posted on this question is not from my county, so I'm assuming I can't hire any of you! I guess i need to start searching.
FYI - There are plenty of outstanding attorneys in your county. You really do need to clean up the provisions of your parenting agreement if they are not working for you. You have a right to know where your child is and a right of first refusal might by possible if the mother is gone for too many hours. Please consult with local counsel