I have full custody of our child in another state. Child travels to visit dad for the summer on last day of school. This year, child has been accepted into high school that requires a two week program after the end of middle school. His entry into high school was competitive. Child will graduate this school with high school diploma and free associates degree (all college courses and books paid for). Dad is threatening to not agree for child to attend because of two weeks he loses in summer. Court order specifically states that child will return to father on the last day of school. I consider the last day of school to be the end of the two week mandatory high school program. Am I correct?
Why gamble? Just go get an order from court allowing this needed change. Are you reasonable in the interpretation? sure. But not wholly right. because, technically, the program is part of NEXT year's school. Not this year. So this year ends when it ends. and the order give dad the time.
If you cannot go get the order, make dad a trade for other time later that is usually yours. Sacrifices must be done sometimes, and dad does not seem to want to do any more. How important is this school to you? Will you give up 2 weeks of your time for it?
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