Patricia - posted on 06/10/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
Can my ex husband not give my daughter back after visitation? We live in different states and have Joint custody but she has physically lived with me for a year. The divorce papers say he gets one month out of the summer and every other christmas visitation for him. I am allowing him to keep her longer so she gets more time with him- almost two monthes out of the summer. She gets out of school late- on the 22nd of june and he thinks I am lying and screwing him out of more time. I ended up paying for the plane ticket for her to go see him, though it says that he must notify me two weeks in writing, and he harrassed me because he could not afford it- I am the idiot who was just done and walked out with pretty much nothing- he has cars, house, big screen TV, etc-in reality I got the better deal I got our girl. He states to me that if next year I do this and dont give him his time he is going to get JAG involved (hes military). I am giving him MORE time than the court papers say! Now I am scared he wont put her on the plane and give her back to me- I know I have to give him his time but I am willing to just eat the cost of the flight and make him come up with the money-(I lowered child support for him too). I have been so nice and accomadating and dont want to make waves to make it better for my child. Can he keep her? Do I file seperate papers in my state? Does anyone know how? Sorry for the rambling just perturbed at the moment- the idiot picked a fight with me before I even put her on a plane to go and see him!