My son's mother's fiance is responding after she forwards emails to him from me regarding our son to everything. The latest topic was that I emailed her Sunday to start the JOINT DECISION discussion about preschool for our son. However, she forwarded that to her fiance after telling me that she and he have already provisioned schooling and will communicate the schedule once it commences. I pointed out that decisions such as this need to be between mother and father JOINTLY. He responded by saying that I MUST stop emailing with her and only for emergencies when my son is in my care and if I do otherwise, he will file a harassment order to protect my son and his fiance from me. I feel at a loss. What advice can someone give?
If the mom is not jointly making decision per the parenting plan, she may be in contempt of court. It’s always best to consult with a good family law attorney to discuss the details before you act. See my AVVO Legal Guides on parenting plans and joint decision making for more information about the legal issues raised by your inquiry. Please keep in mind that although these Legal Guides are often informative, they are no substitute for legal advice from an attorney you have retained for consultation or representation. Click on my photo. On my AVVO home page click on "Contributor Level - View Contributions" or scroll down further and click on "Contribution - Legal Guides." Scroll down the list of my 29 Legal Guides and select the topics relevant to your question. If you like my answer and Legal Guides, please make sure you mark them as “helpful” or “best answer”.
Child custody involves decisions about who will be responsible for a child, including parental rights, for both married and unmarried parents, and adoptions.
Father's rights refers to the parental rights of the father, primarily child custody and visitation rights. Fathers sometimes also need to establish paternity.
Written by attorney Patrick Chatterton
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