Q: A chips case has ended for two of my children. Although the other parent has primary placement and custody at the end
At the end of the hearing the judge granted me reasonable placement for both children. I understand that reasonable placement can mean many different thing but here is my question. If i was awarded reasonable placement , does that not mean in my own home? The other parent is trying to control the situation and say that i am not allowed to take the kids to my house right now. He is saying that is something that we need to build up to. Its not like i have supervised visitations or anything. In my mind placement would mean in my own home. Am i going to get in trouble if i bring my kids to my home... a safe home of where i have lived for 5 years.
A: Reasonable placement upon reasonable notice is often a vague schedule and only works well if both parties cooperate. You need to attend mediation to negotiate a set schedule. If he refuses to mediate, you should file a Motion to Modify the Order or a Petition to Enforce Placement at which time the Court can set a defined schedule if he is unreasonably withholding placement.
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