Is there anything my ex-wife can do to stop my girlfriend from picking up my son if I cannot get off work in time to pick him up?
Your ex-wife can bring up a few issues with regard to your girlfriend picking up your son.
First, if she has proof that your girlfriend has a criminal history or substance abuse problem, she can bring that up to the court and ask that she be restrained from being around your son.
If this is not the case, and your girlfriend is not a harm to your son, your ex-wife could create a question in the mind of the Court as to whether or not you are actually exercising your parenting time with your son, or if he is just spending time with your girlfriend. If you are not present for your parenting time on a regular basis, that could be grounds to modify your parenting time schedule.
However, if this is something that happens infrequently and your girlfriend is not a harm to your son, I do not believe your ex-wife should be able to stop your girlfriend from picking up your son.
Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than divorce tips for men, so please consult a domestic litigation attorney in your area to obtain specific advice as to the laws in your state and how they impact your potential case.
Mat Camp is a former Lexicon Services Online Editor, who focused on providing a comprehensive look into all aspects of the divorce experience. On MensDivorce.com, he concentrated on issues, such as parenting time, custodial rights, mediation, the division of assets, and so much more.
Mr. Camp used the wealth of experience of Cordell & Cordell attorneys to bring tangible answers to reader questions in Ask a Lawyer articles, as well as offer a step by step process through the divorce experience with Cordell & Cordell Co-Founder and Principal Partner Joseph E. Cordell in Divorce 101: A Guide for Men.
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