Sarah, thank you for the additional information. If there is a signed court order in place, allowing him visitation on specific days, then that is going to control, for the time being. Any issues or situations regarding a conflict like this, would have needed to be addressed in the court order, as to what would happen, in the event that his weekend fell on a time when he had visitation with her. As such, you would need to go back to court and have the ordered modified, once again, to address this issue, as it can be reoccurring. As to why the father would want to prevent his child from doing something she enjoys and wants to do is beyond me but it sounds as though he is just trying to spite you, while hurting her in the end. Technically, if you failed to let her go with him and took her to the competition, he could decide to take you back to court and ask the Judge to hold you in contempt. If he were to do this, you would need to explain to the Judge the reason for your actions and failing to comply with a court order.You certainly do want to consult with your attorney about the issue but seeing how close in time the competition is, you may not be able to file a motion and go before the Judge, asking that she be allowed to go. A Judge is always going to act in the best interest of the child
and it is not uncommon for these types of situations to be addressed and decided at the time of custody and visitation. However, since you knew about it, it should have been included in the order to prevent something like this from happening.
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