Does it look bad if I don't agree to more visitation?

Asked over 1 year ago - Saint Petersburg, FL

My ex husband has moved from AK to GA, and after we agreed to summer visitation he is now asking for every other weekend as well. Our sons are involved in sports, and I know he will not support that and take them to their games on the weekends. I don't want their routines to be disrupted. I want to know if a judge will frown upon me if I don't make an agreement with him?

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  1. Eileen D. Jacobs

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    Answered . You may want to suggest mediation and work toward an agreement where your former husband would have timesharing on long weekends. Otherwise, 5+ hours each way seems very long for weekend timesharing. The court is not going to frown on you for not reaching an agreement. That is different than appearing to be unreasonable in hearings before the judge.

    I suggest that you look at the long distance parenting plan form before mediation and that you consult with an experienced family law attorney. He is a link for the form: http://www.flcourts.org/gen_public/family/forms...

    The above post is not intended as specific legal advice, since not all pertinent facts are known to the posting attorney. This answer does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney-client relationship.

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  2. William Charles Rosenfelt

    Contributor Level 20

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    Answered . No, I don't think a judge will frown upon you for not agreeing to more visitation. I agree with my colleague that possibly an alternative solution might be reached. That would be best for everyone but it doesn't mean you take a bad deal.

    Please be advised that any answers or information disseminated above do not constitute legal advice and that the... more
  3. Ophelia Genarina Bernal-Mora

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    Contributor Level 19

    Answered . I do not believe you are being unreasonable here or that a judge would frown upon it. Under the umbrella of "best interests of the minor child" - this sounds like it would be conducive to that goal. But as my colleagues suggested, you may want to be proactive in terms of being open to the idea of additional time sharing when possible.

    You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation since every case is different and... more
  4. John Arthur Smitten

    Contributor Level 18

    Answered . You should agree (at least in part), and have it reduced to writing.

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