chance" and ordered reunification before an absent parent then being given step up visitation , then when is it time to pull the plug on this reunification that has not continued (twice now)!? The kids involved are ages 13-15 and haven't been contacted or had direct contact with this parent in years. Reunification was ordered perhaps because neither parent was "bad" per the judge. Now the absent parent has had two turns at the reunification rodeo and dropped it or stopped continuation of sessions after 2-3 sessions each time, over a year and a half period. Absent parent moved out of state without notifying children. Absent parent has not had any physical, personal or verbal/written contact (aside for within the few reunification sessions and that was through a letter and one phone call) with children by own admission for over 3 years. Can parenting plan be modified so residential parent can become the primary or sole custodial parent which is what the kids would also like? How?
I am not sure why or your motivation to try and modify the existing parenting plan at this point since the other parent is not contacting or seeing the children (kicking a sleeping dog, as they say). If there is a need to further limit the residential time or contact with the other parent, then it is a function of a modification action (which you imply is pending right now). Consult with your attorney about your case as we do not have enough information on the background to effectively advise you.
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