NY Father, non-custodial parent, has alternate weekend visitation with children, ages 8 and 4, from Fri 5:30 pm to Sun at 7 pm. Father picked up children Fri at 5:30 from custodial parent, Mother, and now sends email that he has taken children to Delaware and is keeping the children until the following Sat. Father refuses to provide address where children are located. There was NO AGREEMENT for Father to have extended visitation, which is stated would have to be agreed upon in Divorce Settlement Agreement. Mother has primary physical custody, and there is joint legal custody between parties.There is a divorce decree. In the past the non-custodial parent, the father, has twice lost overnight visitation and there was an order of protection put in place due to father's inability to comply with court documents and divorce agreement. Parties met for the first time with a Parenting Coordinator earlier this week, who confirmed father had weekend visitation only. There were many opportunities for parties to work cooperatively as per agreement. Father refused to do so, and decided for himself after picking up children that he would be keeping them the whole week. Children left home anticipating being home tonight. Father refuses to give address where children are as he is aware he is in violation of agreement once again.
Divorce Child support Divorce settlement agreements Divorce decree Child custody Custody hearings Family court and child custody cases Child custody and moving to another state Legal custody Physical custody Visitation schedule in child custody Custodial interference Divorce and family Criminal defense Criminal charges for kidnapping Child support and custody Transportation law Parental rights in child custody Family law Mediation Court basics Court orders
Sign up to receive a 5-part series of useful information and advice about child custody law.