Long story short - I filed papers to move and ex is not happy. I am moving back to my hometown where my fiance lives along with my entire family. Ex just took me to court to get more parenting time but was denied bc it was not in the best interest of our DD. Now his attorney calls today and says I need to meet him and the attorney to discuss a new parenting plan or else they will be taking me to court (I'm used to threats - they don't scare me.) So this is a letter I wrote (rough draft)
I understand that you have concerns about our parenting time schedule when I move to --- next month. Right now we reside 15 miles apart (approx 23 min.) but come July it will be 32 miles (42 min.) I realize that you will spend an extra 19 minutes driving to pick up ---. In order for you to lose no parenting time with --- it is my suggestion that we change the times of pick up from 6:00 on your Fridays to 5:30 and on your Tuesdays
Answer by Jademom07 at 12:04 AM on May. 22, 2010
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Answer by Anonymous at 12:25 AM on May. 22, 2010
I would leave this whole sentence out "Also if you are concerned with --- being in the car too long on your Tuesday visits, you may want to consider spending your parenting time near her residence. There are plenty of restaurants, parks, etc. within a few miles". That can be taken as you being "catty", and it sounds like a jab taken at him from an emotional place for you. I understand you wanting to jab a little, but it probably is best to just leave the basics in the formal letter. It will make you sound far more mature about the situation than he is.
Other than the above sentance, I think your letter sounds great, and your solution to the extra 18 minutes is very reasonable!! Best of luck to you. I don't think your ex has a leg to stand on.
Answer by VeronicaLee at 12:48 AM on May. 22, 2010
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