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Picking up one child but not the other?

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danyel

Junior Member
I live in Missouri. The father and I have a supervised exchange of our two children. He repeatedly asks that I only bring our daughter, who is five. He says that our two year old son is too young for him to care for. Do I have to separate our children for these visitation times.
 


VeronicaGia

Senior Member
danyel said:
I live in Missouri. The father and I have a supervised exchange of our two children. He repeatedly asks that I only bring our daughter, who is five. He says that our two year old son is too young for him to care for. Do I have to separate our children for these visitation times.
Well, you cannot deny him his court ordered visitation, and you cannot force him to take either or both kids. While I think he's being a jerk, lot's of parents are jerks.
 

LdiJ

Senior Member
danyel said:
I live in Missouri. The father and I have a supervised exchange of our two children. He repeatedly asks that I only bring our daughter, who is five. He says that our two year old son is too young for him to care for. Do I have to separate our children for these visitation times.
That is a very good question....and one that may not have a legal answer.

Is he a decent dad?
 

stealth2

Under the Radar Member
As far as I know, he is allowed to exercise his visitation as he chooses. And absent an order requiring him to take both? He can take just the one.
 

LdiJ

Senior Member
stealth2 said:
As far as I know, he is allowed to exercise his visitation as he chooses. And absent an order requiring him to take both? He can take just the one.
If he is a decent dad otherwise...I bet she could get the judge to order him to take both....in fact, I bet the judge would rip him a new one.
 

danyel

Junior Member
Although he repeatedly cancels visitations, I think the time he does spend with my daughter is quality time. He is very selfish and immature. I think he doesn't want to be inconvienced by a toddler.
 

bononos

Senior Member
I would be relieved.
Although, I feel soooo bad for your little guy, I wouldn't feel confortable forcing him to take him if he admits he can't handle him.
You want him to be safe, don't you?
Hopefully, as he gets older he'll come around and be better equipped.
He should take some parenting classes to help.
 

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