I have joint custody with my child with my ex-husband. During my child's time, we're together, going out, etc. During my child's time with my ex-husband, he's 9 out of 10 times with his grandparents. My ex-husband is almost never with him, and as awful as it sounds my child doesn't like spending time with his grandparents (16, and hating the lack of technology/entertainment). Both me and my child would like end these 'no-dad weekends', but we're afraid of losing the child support we receive for his care. What steps can we take? what's the shortest path to keeping together and keeping or augmenting support for full time custody with me?
Would need to see current agreement/order. That said, it;s parenting time, not grandparents time. So, if he is not doing what he should be, modification is in order. Also, a 16 year old has a say on the matter. You should contact a Miami-Dade lawyer. Many of us offer FREE consultation.
The child has no choice as to whether he spends time with his father. However, if the father is not using the time to see the child you can go back to court to try and modify the visitation. He has an obligation to spend time with his child.
You should go over all the details with an attorney. You have raised some very important issues.
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