Saturday, February 8, 2014
Ex bouncing kids between two homes.
Q: I recently went back to court for a mess of issues with my ex. The judge ordered that my ex provide beds for each of our 3 kids. It says "at each parent's residence". The problem: He says he lives with his mom, where the kids have beds. But, the kids and his friends say he lives with his girlfriend's parents...where they don't have beds. The kids say they all sleep in bed with my ex, the girlfriend, or on the floor. They bounce back and forth between homes without stability or routine. The judge said to bring him back if he violates this, but he claims he's not in violation because it is not his residence. The kids say one thing, their dad says another. I told him we will need to go back to court and he back peddled saying they do have beds at the girlfriends, but the kids say they don't..
What do you recommend I do? A: David's Answer: Ultimately the Court can order a home study by CPS or Dept. of Probation - that would seem to get to the bottom of it. Schedule a consult with a Child Custody lawyer in your area. -- David Bliven, Westchester Family Law attorney (www.blivenlaw.net)