My ex-husband and I have been separated 6 years, divorced for 4. We share joint physical and legal custody of 10 year old sons (multiples).
I have reservations to take my family (including my boyfriend of 4 years and my parents) on a 7 day cruise and have asked for a letter of consent from him (because we will be going out of state). My ex is refusing to sign a letter if any of the boys sleep in the same state room as my boyfriend (the boyfriend has known the boys for 2 years, and has been living with us for 6 months).
Does my ex-husband have the right to dictate where the children sleep during my custodial time? My boyfriend has no record, and has a positive relationship with the boys (this is coming only from my ex, my children have no problem). Diplomacy is not usually an option with my ex, as he has control issues with me.
What can he do, and legally, if he continues to object, what avenues can I take to allow this trip to happen without asking my parents (and me and my boyfriend) to sleep in separate rooms?
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