Happy New Year? Rubbish…
Oftentimes we think a new year is a new beginning, or at least it should be. But, alas, people will constantly disappoint you…
More Bad Parenting:
Refusing to allow the other parent to SPEAK to the child. Literally interfering with phone calls, turning the phone off and lying about not knowing why they “don’t ever call.”
Calling when you know they are unavailable. Well, at least you called, right? We know when they are at work, or driving through the dead zone between here and Mobile. Call then, don’t leave a message.
Waiting until you find out the plans the other parent made and then making your own to conflict with them being able to pick-up or drop-off and still keep their plans. How clever.
The Other parent finding out the child is on an out-of-town trip with another family after the child has left. Pay no attention to Joint Legal custody requirements. It’s all about your convenience. It was a free trip. Last minute even. Who has the time to inform the other parent?
Not giving them gifts from the other parent. They took the time, effort and thought to provide a present and you forgot it in the trunk and, well, that’s not your problem…
Not listing the Other parent on school and medical forms. That will show them. They are not a “real” parent.
Matthew Thompson is a Child Custody attorney and warns that Judge’s don’t appreciate this garbage.