What to do o if my ex-wife will not allow me to take my son flying with me in general aviation private airplane.

Her attorney claims that it is inherently dangerous.

Asked on August 23, 2011 Colorado

Answers:

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

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you and your wife both share making decisions with regard to your son's activities or how ever this is going to be termed, and you and she disagree on an issue , then you may have to take the matter up with the court and ask them to decide.  I have to say that the idea of taking him on the private plane is not what I would consider to be my idea of a good time, but whether or not it is "inherently dangerous" is not for me or the lawyer to decide.  And unless it can be shown that you are placing him in a dangerous situation the attorney's statement can not make it so. So if you choose to fight it then you need to get some statistics on your side about commercial plane crashes versus private plane crashes or how ever you plan on proving your case.  Good luck.  


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