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Briefly, my son and his partner separated in February 2016.

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Briefly, my son and...

Briefly, my son and his partner separated in February 2016. She walked out on the family. They have two children now 7.1/2 and 2.1/2 years. They share 50/50 custody at this time.. My ex daughter-in-law is verbally abusive has crossed the line into physical violence when they were together. Recent events have indicated that she has actively sought to destroy my son. example sending an anonymous letter to his employer which subsequently resulted in his losing his job.. I am very angry with her and feel I must write to her to 'give her a piece of my mind'. My grandchildren are very precious to me and we have an extremely close relationship. My question is if I do this would it be grounds for her to stop me seeing my grandchildren?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

British Columbia

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

No

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Right now I don't know what, there is so much.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Canada Family Law
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Family Lawyer: Legal Ease, Lawyer replied 7 months ago
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Family Lawyer: Legal Ease, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

I am sorry for the delay. I had posted a reply but it clearly didn't go up.

What I had asked is whether there is an order or agreement about this 50/50 custody or is this just something they worked out?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
There is an order for the 50/50.
Family Lawyer: Legal Ease, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

And do you see the kids when they are with your son?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I see them all the time. I have the baby on Wednesdays and I pickup the elder from school on Wednesday and Thursday. He sleeps over frequently, and I am available when needed. I never see or speak with my daughter in law.
Family Lawyer: Legal Ease, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

But is that during your son's time or also during her time?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Just in my son's time
Family Lawyer: Legal Ease, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

Then she has no say over when you see the kids as it is always during her time.

But she is exceedingly hateful and vindictive and the last thing you want is her dragging your son into court if she tries to get an order stating that he cannot expose the kids to you because you are not acting in their best interests. It's not likely she would win but you have to consider whether you are willing to take that chance.

It may be better to ignore her for now and wait until more time passes to take her on. She is not going to care what you say in your letter. She is emotionally abusive and out of control. So you cannot think the letter will help your son.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
did you get my last note?
Family Lawyer: Legal Ease, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

I don't see anything posted after I provided my answer. Please try again.

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Family Lawyer: Legal Ease, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

Is there anything more I can help you with at this point in time?

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