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That being said,
Does a visitation schedule have to be followed to the "T"? Technically, one can insist on it, or need not divert from the "T", as petty as that may be.
My ex and I were ordered to exchange our child at the police station. We are supposed to exchange at 9am, she arrived at 8:55am and out of spite wouldn't give me my child. I try to minimize the amount of time I have to be around my ex because we have a very contentious relationship. When I drop off my child and if I am a few minutes early, I just give her the child. I am not petty. I understand. Her pettiness is really another form of hurting her her child, because one of the most damaging aspect of a divorce that involves children, as I have seen, is when either or both parents can not behave in a mature and responsible, almost professional, manner, when taking care of the visitation aspects. But, in the end, if the order says she need not give up possession until 9 a.m., then that is what she can rely on. You'd have to get a new order from the Judge to amend it, if he is willing, to say something like, "if both parties arrive and it is not yet 9:00, the transfer must take place immediately, even if it is before 9:00." I don't think he will do it, however.
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