My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Tennessee and Florida
My husband and his ex wife (Who resides in Florida) share a son. I have taken care of my step son for two years, fullfilling the roles as his mother emotionally, and financially. His biological mother has been absent three years claiming to have Lupus and a hectic party schedule. However, two months ago she filed contempt against my husband claiming we were willfully hiding the child. We backed up the case with a years worth of evidence against his ex, showing where she openly admitted to wanting NO contact with her child. She was denied full custody and support. The custody agreement has been changed from 50/50 to I guess you would say "80/20" She is allowed summer visitation and Christmas break. She is also only allowed ONE phone call a day and that call must take place at 6 pm CST. We are both in Central time. My husband works Monday through Thursday from Noon until 10 pm, therefore I am the only parent around the minor child at 6 pm. Since the agreement was set two weeks ago, she has yet to call at 6 pm. She calls all day long threatening to call the police on me if I do not answer immediately, and then calls around 6 30 pm. I have answered the phone calls at 6 30 pm, because I do not feel like having confrontation with her. However, today, when she did not call at 6:00 pm, I called her twice at 6:03 and 6:05. She did not answer my calls. I then sent her a text message stating we were having some "personal family matters today, and I will no longer be able to answer the phone this evening. We tried calling you, and you did not answer." She called 30 minutes later leaving me a voice mail stating my "personal family matters" were not her concern and that she has a life and did not feel like answer when I called at 6:03 and 6:05. However, how that SHE had found time to call, it was my job to be ready and willing to answer her late phone call. She immediately stated she would be calling the police because I did not answer. Once again I managed to text message her apologizing for the inconvenience, despite her detailed agreement on phone calls, but we could not talk on the phone at that current moment, which is why we called her on time to begin with. Since then she's threatened to call the cops on me three times this evening. This is an everyday occurrence, when she does not have her way. It is embarrassing and a hassle. I have one other child with my husband, and a baby on the way. This is not stress I can handle. I love my step son, but I feel this is not my drama to bare. What can I do about her harassment and threats? The agreement does not specify WHO's phone must be used to give her contact once a day, and I am tired of it being put on me. Do I have any rights here?