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Parental First Right to Refusal

  • Thread starter Veronica Cartagena
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Veronica Cartagena

We live in Florida (Dade County Case). My husband has a court ordered visitation schedule with his son. During the summer he was given 6 consecutive weeks with the Respondent enjoying the same visitation rights that he is entitled to. We have enrolled the child in summer camp for 3 of these weeks to better him in swimming and sports and socialize with kids his age. I (the father's wife) work out of my home and 1 week we will have the child's cousins come and stay with us and 2 weeks the father is taking off. The child's mother has decided not to work during the summer and is fighting with us telling us that because she is not working the child should stay with her due to the Parental Right To Refusal. It is my understanding that we are to offer this right to refusal before making any child care arrangements. Summer camp is an extra curricular activity (which they are both required to cooperate with according to the visitation schedule) but it seems this is only when the roles are reversed. We never get this right when the child stays over night at his cousins on her side or is taken care of by his grandmother or the grandmother's boyfriend. What is the exact legal definition to this Parent to Give Each Other First Refusal? Please help. Thanks.....Veronica

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