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Q: “Our 13yr 5’11 son enjoys playing basketball. Recently at a tournament another coach approach my ex, showing interest in our son, stating he can build his skills. Dad now claims he does not like our son current team that he has been with for 3 months following the tournament. Our son wants to remain where he is as he has build friendships and want to grow with the team. However his father ignored his wishes and signed him up anyway. Dad is now refusing to take our son to his basketball practice unless he practice with both teams. Dad has refused to pay as well. Our son feels playing for two teams is too much and does not want to be forced or pressure. Dad threaten to take basketball away all together. I agreed to pay as well as take him outside of my schedule day so he can remain with his current team. Dad is citing our order which states neither parent shall schedule activities on the other parent, parenting time without first discussion. It also reads that it is our responsibility to discuss time and dates so that the child is not deprive of activities and maintaining friendships. My son has missed 30 days of practice now.”
A: “If you ultimately cannot agree between the two of you, then you’ll need to file a modification petition to modify that provision of the custody order. Until that is done, however, then it would be a violation of the order to bring him to the practice on Father’s time. Schedule a consult with a Bronx Family Law Attorney for a full assessment.”