the other woman in my child's life

Janet - posted on 04/05/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )




My son and I live in Texas. The father of my son walked out on us a few years ago and my son just started seeing him again after settling things during a mediation. I found out by my son (and later confirmed by my ex) that his father has of course started a new life with another woman. This of course doesn't bother me. What I am wondering is if I have the right to know who this woman is? She does after all watch after my son while his father is at work and I can't trust anyone I've never met with my child. I am in a relationship myself and he has met my partner before because I have nothing to hide from anyone.Do I have a right to know who this woman is or to meet her?


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Jodi - posted on 04/05/2014




Well, unless the court orders say so, you don't actually have the LEGAL right, but I would suggest that it is the right thing to do. Is there a reason you haven't met her yet? Are they denying meeting you, or is this an issue of you just hadn't realised until now, but you would like to make an effort to meet her. If it is the latter, why not just arrange to go for a coffee or something?

Jacquie - posted on 04/05/2014




Hi there. As a mom, I say yes you have the right. More so because she is watching your child. I don't know what type of relationship you have with your ex. I would hope your ex would understand and welcome the introduction. Best of luck! I know I'd want to know who is around my sons.

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