My husband is a pipeliner. He sees his daughter every other weekend. Recently he was called to work again. In the last I always still had his daughter every other weekend. No issues what so ever. This time, the mother is refusing to allow me to exercise his visits. Her only excuse is that I made a comment that "pissed her off" and how bad of a dad he was 6 YEARS ago. He wasn't around. He wouldn't fight for his daughter and I helped him stand up for his rights. The mother has always praised me and thanked me for it... until all of a sudden, out of the blue. The court order from 6 years ago does not specify any thing other than he picks her up on Fridays at 6...
Hello. If the Court Order does not exclude you, your husband can utilize his Parenting Time with his daughter any way he wants. However, if he habitually is not around for his daughter, the child's mother could file a Petition to limit access to this Parenting Time to only being if he is around. To enforce your ability to pick the daughter up, you may need a lawyer to file a Motion on your husband's (and your) behalf. the police will probably not be helpful, since the Order states that your husband can pick the daughter up, and not someone on his behalf. Hire an experience Family Law Attorney to help you.
I agree with the other answer. When he is called to work, does that mean he does not return for weekends or just returns too late to do the pick up? Either way, you may need to amend the order to make it clear you can do the pick up. You may have a problem if she raises the issue of right of first refusal and wants an amendment to the agreement. That may eliminate your ability to pick the child up on weekends when he will not be there. Consult with an experienced family law attorney with the agreement to get more specific advice.
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