Buford, GA asked in Family Law for Georgia

Q: My son is 16, he has a job and I have every other weekend visits with him. He just got a job and his work schedule

Falls on the same days as my work schedule I can’t take him to work and be at my work on time we both work in two different county’s. Ex says it’s my responsibility to take him to work because his work schedule falls on my weekend visits. But our paper work doesn’t say anything about taking him to work. It only talks about extra curricular activities. Am I responsible to take him to work?

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Regina Irene Edwards

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  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: No, you aren't responsible, but if your son wants to work, then it's best to figure it out. Uber can solve this problem.

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Kim Ebert

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  • Lithia Springs, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: What she said, no.

If he's like a typical 16 year old keeping his attention, especially with alternating weekend visitation is particularly hard. He's not going to be this young forever. This isn't legal advice, but..... every second you can spend with him, like in the confines of an enclosed automobile's space, is another second you have time with him. Just a thought parent.

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Homer P Jordan IV

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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: I agree with my colleagues. Perhaps you can help him make arrangements so that you are both happy. Perhaps you can both put your heads together to come up with a solution so that he can still work. Although it's not your legal job to help him find a solution, it's helpful for parents to do so. Look into bus transportation, a neighbor or friend, carpooling, or even purchase a bike or moped that he can use for transportation to and from work. I wish you the best of luck finding a solution. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

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