My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Michigan.
My problem is with our current First Right of Refusal and what we are trying to come up with as a new one. The current is vague and reads "It is futher ordered that each paren will contact the other parent to probide care during their designated parenting time before contacting family members or utilizing new spouses/partners."
My ex husband remarried and wants/is currently leaving the my two sons with his wife. Because our FROF doesn't specify a time frame, I assume a couple of hours. By no means am I complaining about trips to the store or pizza runs. Whenever I hear of a time that he leaves the boys with her I blow up because he does not give me the right to see them! I live 15 minutes away... We are trying to come to an agreement but I am having a very hard time with this and don't know what is normal out there for this dilemna. We agreed upon first rights for anything after 4 hours. But he also wants his wife to pick up the children 50% of the time to and from school. I am repulsed but don't know if I have an argument on this. My atty says that the step-mom is NOT a guardian and has no rights, but... This is an area that it might be allowed.
I'd appreciate any advice on this and if I should let this happen. What is normal when one parent is remarried and the other is not? I do it all myself and love every minute of it. I would gladly take my boys anytime he can't.