i have tried everyway possible to reason with my childrens father on a visitation schedule. He wants the children for 5 weeks out of the summer. The children are upset that that he keeps telling them that they will be at his house for 5 weeks without seeing me. In our divorce decree it says every other weekend that is all. nothing about any other breaks. What if he takes the children and does not give them back after his weekend?

Motherof3 - posted on 05/26/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I have tried every way possible to reason with my children's father on a visitation schedule. He wants the children for 5 weeks out of the summer. The children are upset that that he keeps telling them that they will be at his house for 5 weeks without seeing me. In our divorce decree it says every other weekend that is all. Nothing about any other breaks. What if he takes the children and does not give them back after his weekend? I gave him the kids for fall and spring break also. His ex girlfriend makes my children call her mommy. I am so confused on what to do. My children are 3 and 6. He told our son the 6 yr old that he could not finish baseball because he had to come to his house for the summer. My children have never been away from me for more than 2 weeks and that was last summer when they where at his house for a summer visit. He will not consider splitting up the 5 weeks either. He knows that the kids are the only thing that can get to me and that is why he does it.

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Brianna - posted on 05/26/2012

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well if u made a deal in ur divorce agreement then he has to follow it other wise if he wont give them back u can call ur lawyer or the police

Dove - posted on 05/26/2012

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I'm surprised your divorce degree doesn't specify any visitation other than every other weekend. I thought spelling out summer, etc... was pretty standard. A 'typical' visitation schedule would be every other weekend and half of the school breaks.

Is 5 weeks half of their summer vacation? If so, then it's quite possible if he takes you to court for it then he would get it. I would not just give it to him unless it is specified in the order, but would certainly try to come up with a compromise that would be in the best interest of everyone (but especially the kids). If you can come up with an agreement, put it in writing. If you can't come up with an agreement and the court order does not specify summer... he can't keep them without risking violating the court order.

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