Dallas, TX asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Texas

Q: My ex went on a surprise vacation with her lover, I was told I could not keep him while she is gone. Is that right?

My ex informed me on a Tuesday that she was going to go to Galveston for a week to spend time with the female half of the couple she is in a polyamorous relationship with. I said I would keep our son for the week (he is 13). She said “No” and that I could not have him for that week because I had not asked in writing at least 15 days before I would have possession. Instead, he is staying with his 81 year old grandmother. She lets me see him one weekend a month, So would have loved to have an entire week with him. I am unsure what Texas Family Law has to say about that. We do have Joint Conservatorship, she is his primary, but doesn’t that give me the right to determine where he stays if she is not there?

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Melissa O'Neal
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A: That would depend on what your order states. Some orders have provisions for that but it is not general language if it was not something that you fought for or requested during the creation of the order.

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