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I have sole custody of our child and I have been the

I have sole custody of our child and I have been the stay-at-home parent with the child since she was born. Our state statute basically says that the parent has the right to care for a child before any surrogate care provider. My Ex works an 8 hour day. In the past when she had our child during her summer parent-time visitation (PTV) she had to offer me the opportunity to watch our child during the day. For other times My Ex and I agreed to a 2 hour First Right of Refusal (FRR). So if it was her weekend and she was going someplace for more than 2 hours she had to offer me the child. She filed a Petition to Modify and lost but the Judge changed the FRR to 4 hours. In an vindictive attempt to keep me from seeing the child during her summer PTV she is leaving the child under the care of the child's half-brother who is 16 for 4 hours and then she comes home at 1:00pm and works from home for 4 hours. I wrote my Ex and told her that she has to allow me, the child's father, to watch the child while she is at work and she wrote back and said she doesn't have to offer me the opportunity to watch our child because of the new 4 hour FRR paragraph. That paragraph reads "Each party shall have the right of first refusal for any four (4) or more hour period of time that the party then in custody is not personally available to supervise the child." I'm not exactly sure what that means but part of our 1st Supplemental decree (which is also still an active order) says that if I am available to watch the child then I get first priority before any surrogate care provider. Also in both decrees I am given the right to be the final word if we disagree on something. If she does not like my decision she can ask we attend mediation. So I emailed her and said that she was abusing the intent of the 4 hour FRR and I still have the right to watch our child before ANY surrogate care provider - if I turn down the opportunity to care for the child then she can have a baby-sitter watch the child. My Ex emailed me back and said the 4 hour paragraph rules, she is not going to offer me to care for the child and she is not abiding by my authority to make a final decision nor will she mediate over the issue. My question is, as you read that paragraph from our decree, can she deny me the chance to care for the child for the 4 hours she is at work or would you say that she must allow me to take the child before any surrogate care providers are used? I'm sure she has talked to her attorney and I'm wondering why she feels so confident she does not need to offer the our child while she is at work for 4 hours. Thanks

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I have sole custody of my daughter. Due to the father not

Hello, I have sole custody of my daughter. Due to the father not telling me where my daughter resides when he has her and he informed me past the due date of when he was supposed to tell me summer vacation, my current lawyer said to not allow the child to go to the father. The father picked up the child today and is supposed to keep her for the weekend but he is trying to keep her for the week. Is it wrong if I pick her up at school on Tuesday? Or would that be in violation of the current order.

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I live in Michigan with my daughter. I have sole custody, full physical and full legal, of her. Her dad has visitation. According to the court documents, summer time is set as " to be agreed by the parties" My daughter and her father have been having some difficulty connecting and she didn't want to go for a long time this summer. She and her father agreed to 11 nights. He even signed a paper stating the time she would be returned. The father lives in Pennsylvania and my daughter is there now. She was supposed to return tomorrow. I was just told by her father he has changed his mind and will not return her until the summer is over. I have not been able to convince him otherwise and he is not listening to his daughters pleas to go home.I have contacted the police who state it is a civil matter and wont interfere.Can I go and pick up my child without her fathers knowledge? i.e. she sneaks out and I pick her up? She is 13 and stated she wants to go home and is scared. She has asked for me to pick her up. Will I get into any legal trouble doing this, as his agreed upon time is up?

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