My ex-husband and I share joint legal and residential custody of our 10 year old son. He and I communicate via text regarding pick up and drop off for our child. Our conversations are not excessive and are never of a personal nature. Within the last few months, my ex has entered a new relationship. I received a call from his girlfriend a few days ago saying she is uncomfortable with being in a relationship with someone who has to speak to their ex on a regular basis. She demanded that any contact regarding my son go through her. Of course I refused this. My ex husband is now refusing to answer calls or texts and has started texting my family members asking them to relay messages to me. This of course has made co-parenting next to impossible. Any advice on what I can do to turn this around?
This is just crazy, but you already knew that. He needs to communicate with you in order to co-parent.
You can have a lawyer write a letter to him explaining this, and requiring him to communicate directly with you for these purposes.
If that fails, you file a motion asking the Judge to make a decision on this.
Try talking to a divorce lawyer first. Call for a free consultation with an experienced divorce lawyer.
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I would have a lawyer write a letter to him about Joint Legal Custody and how it is a court order. You do not have to speak with his new partner.
If the letter does not work, I would file a motion to enforce your agreement.
I would hire a Certifed Matrimonial Attorney.
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