Because of my work schedule the next few months I will be out of town during my scheduled parenting time.
If I can’t make my scheduled weekends, do I just lose that parenting time and forfeit my visitation?
Can the court force my ex-wife to work with me to come up with a modified custody schedule to reflect my job schedule for the next few months?
Since I am only licensed to practice law in the state of Texas, I can only provide general divorce help for men on how a Texas court might deal with your situation.
If you are currently going through a divorce, then you can petition the court for temporary orders or additional temporary orders if you do not already have then to try and work out an arrangement.
If you are already divorced, your parenting time schedule with your children is as set out in the decree. If the decree does not account for make up parenting time in the event that your work schedule does not permit visits with your children during your regular time, this could pose a problem.
I would advise you to try and work out some type of make up time schedule with your ex-wife in writing. If you cannot reach an agreement, I would suggest you consult with a mens divorce attorney who can look at the exact language of the decree to try and assist you.
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If it is your time, and your ex-wife is not willing to work with you on the schedule, then you could also give possession to a relative, however, this would depend on the wording of your decree, such as if you have a right of first refusal clause.
Your time with the kids is your time with them. Just because you cannot visit with them because you are at work does not mean your ex-wife is automatically awarded the extra time.
Remember, I can only provide you with general divorce tips for men. For a more in-depth discussion about child custody laws, consult with a mens divorce attorney near you.