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I have joint legal custody of my two children we all live in

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I have joint legal custody of my two children we all live in N.C.. My x-wife wants to invite my sister and her family to visit my children at her residence. My sister has made damaging and outrageous claims against my mother and father and the entire family (uncles, sisters, brothers) have stopped relations with her and her family. I believe my sister is unstable and I do not want her around my children. Can I stop my x-wife from inviting my sister and her family to visit my kids?
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You can petition the court to modify the parenting plan to prevent your former spouse from allowing your sister and her family contact with your children.

Although typically a parent may determine who the children spend time with during the parents parenting time, the court can order otherwise if the court determines that such visitation would not be in the children's best interest. Therefore you would need to convince the court that it is in your children's best interests not to have contact with your sister and her family

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