I am currently in a custody battle over my 13 year old son. My ex has rarely been involved these last 13 years but he suddenly decided he wanted custody instead of his child support being raised. He is claiming my mother has raised our son the last 6 months, although she never has. Anyhow, he has a girlfriend that keeps insisting that he and I not communicate when it comes to our son. She has been calling me harrassing me in regards to my son's psoriasis. She puts my 13 year son in the middle. I have tried to keep my ex up to date with my son's doctor appointments, pharmacy records, and information on how to treat psoriasis through letters to avoid any conflict with the girlfriend but she won't leave me alone. What do I do?
You are doing the correct thing by continuing to abide by the orders you were given. Generally, it is ordered that the parents communicate when it concerns their child(ren). At this point, your ex-husband's girlfriend is a non-party in this case and she has NO right to interfere with the best interest of your child.
If you are currently in a custody suit, you need to make the Court aware of your ex-husband's girlfriend's behavior so that language can be placed in the Order from this current suit that would preclude her from behaving in such a disruptive manner. Once a like provision is placed in an Order, if she continues to behave erratically, you can take HER to court for contempt.
The above is general legal and business analysis. It is not "legal advice" but analysis, and different lawyers may analyse this matter differently, especially if there are additional facts not reflected in the question. I am not your attorney until retained by a written retainer agreement signed by both of us. I am only licensed in Texas. If you have any questions, you can call 210.927.3412 ex. 110 or visit www.dsandovallaw.com.
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