What to Do When Your Ex Doesn't Show Up for Visitation
Custody transfers can be one of the toughest aspects of sharing custody with your ex. This guide will give some tips on how to handle the frustrating situation where your ex fails to drop off your child for your parenting time with them.
Document Your Ex's AbsenceIf your custody transfers are at a police station, an easy thing to do if your ex fails to show is to file a police report. This, along with any e-mails and text messages, will document your ex's failure to transfer your child for your parenting time with them.
Ask for Make-Up TimeHopefully, your ex had a good reason for missing the custody transfer. Assuming this is the case, it might be worth discussing some make-up time. If you have visitation with your child every other weekend, maybe your ex will agree to let you take your child on a non-visitation weekend. If you usually have your child every weekend, maybe your ex will agree to let you have them for an overnight during the week.
If your ex repeatedly fails to show up for custody transfers, continue to document this and contact a local child custody lawyer to help you enforce your rights and hold your ex accountable.