New Market, MD asked in Child Custody for Maryland

Q: Is there anything mother can do about father allowing child to miss 2 days school for a visit? She has tie breaker.

We have our child for a holiday coming up and then have them for a family event the next week. Their mother wants us to bring back from out of state for just 2 days of school. Then pay to fly them out again for the family event. It’s a lot of unnecessary travel for 2 school days. Do we have to do it since she has tie breaker in custody? Can she do anything if we do not bring them back for those 2 days??

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Dawn Renee Gould

Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Frederick, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: That's really a loaded question. It depends upon what your custody agreement states regarding access/visitation. If the mother of the child has tie-breaker regarding access/visitation then yes, she can file contempt if you don't bring the child back, again, depending upon what your order states. Additionally, if the child misses school without the mother's permission and the child is in your custody then that can be seen as an additional cause for contempt. An attorney may better assist you with understanding your court order.

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