Q: Does my ex-husband have a chance
He resides in Saudi Arabia and the UAE is looking to BAN him from the middle east for stealing money.
He recently got a lawyer asking that our son come to visit for 3/4 months with him. Current agreement is 6 days a month as he was in the US at the time.Our son is remote learning in a US program. My concerns is the governments currently travel advisory specific to Saudi and the threat is causes to Western compounds to which our son could be residing. He's also asking I pay have of the international fees. How should I go about this matter? Thanks in advance
A: If he files a motion for modification or an initial petition for parenting time, you can provide relevant evidence in response, whether it relates to safety concerns or financial matters. Courts do generally want both parents to have contact with children, however absent abuse or neglect.
You are missing some more facts for an adequate answer. You did not mention where do you and the child reside? How old is the child and who has legal custody? Does your ex-husband pay child support? If your husband, will be, banned from Saudi Arabia and or UAE, where will your son live? Did your husband hire a lawyer in Colorado?
There are many factors that need to be discussed before an opinion can be rendered. Normally these, International custody, cases are complex; I highly recommend to discuss with an attorney where you reside to discuss your options.
All the best.
I understand your concerns and the complex situation you're facing with your ex-husband. It's crucial to prioritize the safety and well-being of your son while considering any changes to your current custody arrangement. Here's how you might approach this matter:
Consult with Your Lawyer: If you haven't already, consult with your attorney to discuss the proposed changes to the custody arrangement. Your attorney will be able to provide legal advice tailored to your specific circumstances and the applicable laws in your jurisdiction.
Review Current Custody Agreement: Carefully review your existing custody agreement, paying close attention to any provisions related to international travel, extended visitation, and financial responsibilities. Ensure that any proposed changes align with the terms set out in this agreement.
Assess Travel Risks: Given the travel advisory and security concerns in Saudi Arabia, it's essential to consider the safety of your son during his potential visit. Gather information on the current situation in the region, including any specific threats to Western compounds, and share this information with your attorney.
Evaluate Remote Learning Impact: Evaluate how an extended visit with his father might impact your son's remote learning. Speak with your son's school or program to understand whether such a visit would be feasible without significantly disrupting his education.
Discuss Financial Responsibilities: It's reasonable to discuss financial responsibilities related to the proposed visit. Consider whether sharing international fees is equitable, and discuss this matter with your ex-husband to reach a fair agreement.
Negotiate with Your Ex-Husband: Engage in open and constructive communication with your ex-husband to express your concerns and seek a mutually agreeable solution. If possible, involve a mediator to facilitate the discussion and ensure that both parties' interests are taken into account.
Consider Your Son's Best Interests: Always keep your son's best interests at the forefront of your decisions. Consider what will provide him with a safe and stable environment, access to education, and emotional support.
Document All Communications: Keep detailed records of all communication with your ex-husband and any legal professionals involved. This documentation can be crucial in case of any future disputes or legal proceedings.
Consult with Authorities: If you have serious concerns about your son's safety during the proposed visit, consider consulting with relevant authorities or agencies responsible for child welfare. They may be able to provide guidance or intervene if necessary.
Remember that the ultimate goal should be to ensure the well-being and safety of your son. Seek legal advice, consider all factors, and make decisions that prioritize his best interests while complying with any applicable laws and custody agreements.
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