My child custody papers say my Ex is to pick up my daughter at school or by 4pm at my residence. He sometimes does not show till 8pm. This last weekend I had notified him we were going out of town at 6:30 pm and if she was not picked up we were taking her.
My question is how long do I HAVE to be available for him to pick up when he will not even give me a time he will be there?
1 Answer from Attorneys
I haven't read your order (you should READ YOUR ORDER), but it probably says you have to surrender the child to Dad at the beginning of each period of visitation. 4:00 pm is 4:00 pm; it's not 4:30, it's not 5:00 pm, and it's not 7:00 pm.
If I were you, I'd send him a letter (PAPER letter - no phone calls, text messages, or emails) and tell him that from now on, you won't wait past 4:15 for him to come pick up the child.