Sometimes we lose our cool…
It happens to the best of us. “We” get excited, animated and emotional, but you need to try to keep that in check. Lawyers are guilty of this too!
Here’s the set-up. The Divorce Agreement provides that either “party shall receive advance notice of any out of state travel, overnight, with the minor child by the other parent.“
Not an unreasonable clause. It does not require permission, but notice.
So, one parent, on multiple occasions does not give the other parent notice. The unknowing parent finds out about the timing of the trips during their time with the child, after the trips have occurred.
What’s the harm you ask? Well, these parents live 2-states away from one another. Where was the undisclosed trip? Yes, the other parent’s home state, just a few hours away. A great opportunity for a visit! But, alas it did not happen.
Upon questioning the parent defended not telling the other because the second parent did not ask. Here’s where the yelling comes in.
“HOW DOES THE OTHER PARENT KNOW TO ASK ABOUT THE TRIP IF YOU DON’T TELL THEM ABOUT THE TRIP ?!?“
Matthew Thompson is a Chancery Court Attorney and warns clients and attorneys alike to not yell in Court.
You may also contact Matthew with your family law case, question or concern at (601) 850-8000 or Matthew@bowtielawyer.ms.