Falls Church, VA asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Virginia

Q: Can ex plan activities on my visitation days?

Can ex plan activities on my scheduled visitation days? My 'Parenting Time' is every other weekend but we have an Activities section in our agreement. It states "The parties shall equally share any reasonable and necessary expenses for agreed upon extracurricular activities for the minor child. Neither party shall unreasonably withhold their consent for the minor child to participate in extracurricular activities." My understanding prior to signing was that I can't say no to my child doing any extracurriculars, and that my visitation time is untouchable. I'm not saying no, I'm saying not on my scheduled visitation days. However, she's making the argument she can sign the child up for things on my weekend and I can't say no but I don't want that to be scheduled during my visitation time.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Michael Christopher Miller
Michael Christopher Miller
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Vienna, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: No. Your time is yours. See Eichelberger v. Eichelberger, 2 Va.App. 409, 345 S.E.2d 10 (Va. App., 1986).

The expenses are "agreed upon" expenses. Don't agree to expenses the require activities on your weekend if you don't want to do them.

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