Q: I have legal temporary custody of my nephew. The bio mother refuses to provide me her personal contact information.
The bio mother gives me her mothers (the grandmother) phone number stating this is her contact. I know 100% that she has her own phone number and the grandmother is just controlling the situation. Can I block the grandmothers phone and tell the bio mother that if she wants communication with me about her son she needs to provide me her direct contact? The visitation order states all parties are to provide current address and phone number. I’ve been directed to follow the visitation order strictly by the GAL.
A: Your question for all ita detail does not state what the temporary order says. Follow the order and write grandmother to ask for mother's information. If that is hoe she wished to be contacted so be it. The important part for you is to demonstrate that you are communicating. Whether she gets your communication timely is her problem not yours unless there is some direct impact on a child.
A: Your question is whether you can block her number, you should not do this. First, I see your point here, and mother is definitely breaching your order by failing to provide you her phone number. However, if you then block the grandmother's number, the court will see this as a somewhat-petty cut-off of communications that you knew would give you access to the mother and child. You would be within your right to file a show cause for her failure to provide proper contact information. You should speak with an attorney, as at the end of the day the child is in the middle of all of this and the child's wellbeing is what the court cares about most.
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