Q: Do I have to meet my ex halfway during her designated summer weekends?
My ex and I meet half way on my weekends to see my son as it is stated in our MSA to do so on those weekends. However, My MSA states that during my designated summer time with him that my ex can designate 2 non consecutive weekends to have him. It states ""Conservator" may have possesion of the child under this provision provided that "conservator" picks up the child from "non conservator" and returns the child to that same place." It does not specifically state to meet halfway as the other sections clearly lay out where to meet.
Does that mean my ex has to come to wherever I am (my house) and pick him up from me (pick up and return to that same place) OR do I still have to meet her half way?
A: Thanks for your question! Unless you both negotiated and agreed to meet halfway somewhere else in the MSA, it doesn't appear like it's required.
I would reach out to a local family law attorney in your area (Burnet) so they can review the language of your MSA. Or, reach out to the attorney who represented you during mediation?
Of course, it's always best to co-parent well and put the best interests of your child first. Technically, while it doesn't sound like you are required to meet halfway, you may want to offer to if the other parent would not be able to drive to Burnet.
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