When its his weekend he gets to pick them up from school if he chooses, which he normally does. When its time for me to pick them up from him its in our court order to use a specific halfway point, however he always comes up with an excuse to get me to drive the whole way and pick them up from his house. Im not sure if i need to get the police involved, contact my lawyer, or contact the court? Any help would be much appreciated as lawyer fees are very expensive.
Take him back to court on contempt.
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Your lawyer. Ultimately you might have to take him back to court for contempt (and ask the court to order him to pay your attorney fees). However, a sternly worded letter to him from your lawyer stating that he is in contempt for failing to meet at the designated spot and that you will file for contempt and ask for attorney's fees if he doesn't start complying may do the trick.
Based on your question, you are allowing your ex to manipulate you. The next time he wants you to go to the house and pick up the children just say " pursuant to our court agreement I will meet you at the 1/2 way point". Then you must be willing to just wait at the 1/2 way point. If he is not there after 30 minutes, call him and state he can take the children all the way back to your house, (and you must be willing for this to happen). Please be advised that this is just general advice, however it will work in most situations. You still should have a consultation with an attorney so you can be properly advised in this matter. Good Luck.
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