Do my children have to go stay with their father on his time if he will not be there but expects them to still come and stay with their stepmom?

Asked on September 13, 2012 under Family Law, Oregon


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Generally speaking, yes, they do unless your agreement states otherwise or you have the right "of first refusal" so to speak, to spend time with them.  If they do not go it is a violation of the custody agreement and the court order.  If you feel that her influence is not in the "best interest of the children" then speak with an attorney about modifying the agreement.  Good luck.

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