What is the name of your state? TX
I'm not sure if any of you can help me with these questions but I hope that you can at least clear some things up for me.
My husband and his ex-wife have a daughter who will be 11 years old this year. We live about 15 miles apart. They have joint managing conservatorship. The Decree states that he is allowed Tuesdays from 6-8pm, but he hasn't really ever utilized that time - his work hours aren't always the same and sometimes he doesn't get home before 6:00pm.
Recently my husband called his ex to inform her that he had some baseball tickets for next Tuesday night and would like to pick his daughter up to take her to the game and have her spend the night with us and he would make certain that she was dropped off at her house ready for school the next morning. The ex said she'd think about it - when my husband explained there was nothing to think about - that he was picking his daughter up to take her to the game, she then said...then no, she couldn't go.
My question is does the ex-wife have the legal right to deny my husband to see his daughter? It's his daughter too? I find this not very beneficial to their father/daughter relationship - and I don't see how this can happen.
Secondly. My husband also recently found out through his daughter that she was in a different school this year - not only a different school, but a different school district. He was never informed of this change by his ex, and, needless to say, didn't have any say in the decision making process either. I was under the impression that joint managing conservatorship meant each parent would be involved (and in agreement) of such things as military, education, marriage, etc.
Basically, I feel like the ex is deliberately keeping my husband and his daughter from seeing each other and I somehow don't think that's right - legally anyway...
Would you please clarify the law for me - does my husband have to ask permission to see his daughter??? He's just as much her parent as his ex-wife! This is just not fair to me - he's pays child support on time, every month, he's a great father (when he's allowed to be), and he's really getting upset about this and we don't know what we can do - or if we can do anything.