My ex husband now has a 4th girlfriend (at least) since our separation and divorce, this is the second one in less than 6 months. My 8 year old daughter still hasn't gotten over the last one, she dumped him 4 months ago for cheating on her and he's been with this new girl about two months so only a 2 month at the most gap between the two. Anyway, I've never met her, never spoken to her, don't know a thing about her and my daughter is at her house a lot. I've asked him who she is because he would never admit they were even dating yet it's obvious through pictures online. He's ignored me every time. He's blocked me and so has she by his word. Shouldn't I have a right to know who this woman is that my daughter is around all of the time when she's with him? Shouldn't I have a right to contact her if I need to? What rights do I have and is he violating anything by not allowing it?
If you have a custody order in place, that order should address this issue even if indirectly. If you do not have a custody order in place, you should file for one, and then you can address this issue in mediation or in the hearing. An experienced family law attorney in your area can help to guide you through this process. Good luck.
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If there is no court order or formal written agreement in place then he is likely not violating anything or even doing anything wrong - in fact, it is possible he may have good cause not to provide the girlfriend's information to you. Your best bet is to consult with a local family law attorney who can review your situation in more detail and lay out your options for you. Best of luck.
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If there is a court order you can review it and see if it speaks to this issue. If it doesn't you may want to consult with a family lawyer about a modification of the order as this could clearly be emotionally harmful for your daughter.
If there is a Separation Agreement you must follow it or file for custody through the court and address the issue. The rule of thumb is usually to ask that neither party introduce the minor child to a significant other for around 6 months, but ultimately the judge would decide how long it would be before introducing GF's/BF's to the child.
I would advise you to make an appointment with a family law attorney to discuss your options. You need a court order to address this issue and an attorney can talk to you about how to do this and how to show that it is causing problems for your daughter. Good luck!
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