What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Indiana
I live in Indiana and my boyfriend and I have lived together for 18 months. My boyfriend has been previously married and had a child with his ex-wife. They have joint legal and physical custody of the child. My boyfriend gets the child every other Monday overnight and every Tues, Wed, and Thurs. overnight. On the Monday nights my boyfriend has to leave at 7pm (child goes to bed at 9pm) to go to work in Chicago. According to the Indiana law- "When it becomes necessary that a child be cared for by a person other than a parent or a family member, the parent needing the child care shall first offer the other parent the opportunity for additional parenting time". Am I consider a family member or an estabilished member of the household since we have lived together for more than a year? Also according to their divorce "All parties shall have the right of first refusal when a party needs assistance with the child for more than 4 hours provided that such time does not infringe the overnight schedule." His ex-wife is trying to take my boyfriend to court because their daughter is left with me for 2 hours at night and I drop her and my daughter off at school the next morning. Does she really have a leg to stand on?What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?