Q: As per our settlement, we both get the kids 2 weeks each during the summer for vacation which is no problem. My ex has a trip scheduled to go from July 25th to august 2nd and is going to florida. I am taking the kids to our condo in south carolina from July 16th to July 23rd. We will be back by 430pm on the 23rd. Our contract states that we each cannot take them for the 2 weekends consecutively. She states she is disagreeing with my trip because the kids will be home for a day and flying out again. They are 8 and 10 and have been to both places before. Does she have an argument or is it her usual irrational controlling behavior.
A: David's Answer: Is your trip already booked (i.e., it can't be changed at this point)? Rather than go thru the trouble of having an otherwise unnecessary court appearance, you may wish to consider moving it 1 week up or later in the summer. If this can't be done, then stick to your guns & if she still objects, file a petition. Schedule a consult with a Dutchess/Westchester Family Law attorney for a full assessment.