Should I have to drive 200 miles formy ex’sparenting weekend?

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Should I have to drive 200 miles formy ex’sparenting weekend?

He has been following papers for 1.5 years but now he wants me to drive there.The papers read as foillows: “The Husband shall pick child up from school on Friday and drop child off at school on Monday, unless otherwise mutually agreed upon by the parties.” That is the quote from the Parenting Time with Husband section. “The parties shall be responsible for the cost of their travel to see child for their parenting time.” That is a quote from the Cost of Travel For Parenting Time section. For longer holidays/Summer, I fly child, age 6, to other city one way. That part we share because papers explicitly state that we should. This is regarding Every Other Weekend Parenting Time.

Asked on September 6, 2010 under Family Law, Colorado

Answers:

S.J.H., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

You are not obligated to change the terms of the agreement which you and your ex agreed to. Since the agreement specifically states that he is to do the drop off and pick up for weekends, it is his responsibility for the traveling. If there has been a change in circumstances since you signed that agreement such as you moving further away or a change in his schedule which would impact visitation then he would have to file for a modification. However, it just appears that he is tiring of the agreement. This is not your problem and he will have to take whatever steps necessary to resolve it. You could agree to meet him halfway to accomodate him and to maintain contact with your children but I would make sure he reimburses you for travel and it would have to be around your schedule. However you are not obligated to do this and will not be looked upon unkindly if you did not accomodate him.  


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