If a non-custodial parent denies first right of refusal for most of the time I need to be away, and I hire a babysitter will I be in contempt of my order?
Here is the clause and more details on the situation.
"At any time if either parent is unavailable for a time span of 24 hours or more to be with the child, that party shall make the other party aware, with 24 hours advance notice of that unavailability, and shall provide the other party with right of first refusal to have the child stay with the available party before entrusting the child to a non parental caregiver."
I recently got a job that requires me to work out of state for a week at a time, every other week. Dad has been offered first refusal but refuses to take our child for the entire week I will be at work. I work Mon-Sat, come home Sun. Dad is only offering to take child sat and sun. When he last refused, I hired a babysitter and went to work. Once at work I received 4 phone calls from the Sheriff because dad called for a wellness check on our child, all while I was 3 states away. I was given a warning at work and told if this situation continues to impede my job I will be terminated.
Your ex-husband is playing the system. I suggest you have your attorney file for a modification of the order specifically to the language you quoted.
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