Am i responsible to bring my daughter to the airport 3 hours away to fly to meet her dad when it was him who was the one to move to a different state.
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Jodi - posted on 07/13/2013
Haters? LOL. No-one insulted you. What we gave WAS advice. You just don't agree with it. That doesn't make anyone a "hater". I get so tired of people posting here for "advice" and then when they don't like the advice, they go off the rails and take it personally, like you just have. No-one was nasty, they just told it like it is.
Clearly you don't have your daughter's best interests in mind, only your own. And I'm sorry, but that's just wrong. Get a lawyer if you don't like the arrangement, and explain to the court why you don't feel you should have to drive 3 hours so your daughter can see her father. You probably won't get much love there either. You can keep going all you like to get the answer you WANT (which is clearly what you were looking for here), but it won't help. People are just being honest based on their own experience. That doesn't make them "haters".
And as has been mentioned by two posters, it depends on what the court orders say. Do you have any? You haven't provided that information, just freaked out because you don't like the answers. Really mature.
Michelle - posted on 07/13/2013
Well I agree with the others. Unless it's stated in the court orders then you should be doing everything you can to encourage a relationship between your daughter and her Father. Every child has the right to have a relationship with both parents and it's unfair of one parent to try and deny it.
If you feel that the 3 hour drive is to much then go back to court and see if they will change the orders (if you actually have any).
ETA: You will find that most of us have children from previous relationships as well so are talking from experience, not just hoping for an ideal world. We have been there and done that and are letting you know the legalities of it all.
Jodi - posted on 07/13/2013
Well, there are two parts to this question. Are you LEGALLY responsible? Maybe, it depends what your court orders say. Are you MORALLY responsible? I'd say yes, you should be willing to encourage the relationship between your daughter and her dad as best you can.
I'll ask you this - if you don't do the trip to the airport who will? So does that mean you are quite happy to prevent a relationship with dad just because you don't want to do the 3 hour trip? Do you think that is in the best interests of your daughter? I think if you decide to refuse to do it, you'll see yourself back in court, and you will probably lose.
Ev - posted on 07/13/2013
If it is in your custody and visitation agreement that you are to do this then yes. Or you could take him to court and get it adjusted to meet your needs. You can not keep him from his child because you don't want to drive the 3 hours to get her to the airport to catch that flight. This is how it goes when you have kids with someone and then part ways or divorce.
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