Kathy - posted on 09/24/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
I have an ex who has not made an effort to see his children in almost 7 years. He is now engaged and all of a sudden wants to have the children visit him over the holidays. He lives in CO and I am in WA. He has not paid full support in a long time, but some is still being garnished whenever he is working. He has not even tried to be understanding about our finances and the fact I cannot afford to send them and is threatening me with police intervention to 'make this happen'. We do have an old parenting plan that says he gets to see the kids on certain holidays, but I have to get them to Rawlins WY and I cannot afford to get them there. What should I do? I figure it is time to write up a new plan since he is now wanting to see them. Is there anything other than that I should be doing? The kids are now 13 and 14, and he used to see them every year, just all of a sudden stopped with no explanation. The police comment has me stressed. I want to get the kids out to see him and have tried to think of household items I can sell off to raise the money for travel, but I am still finding myself short on cash... Ideas?