What are my chances of getting 50/50 custody of my child in court, if the other parent refuses to give me more time?
If I’m an air traffic controller and the plane I am trying to advise turns off its radio, there’s clearly a communication problem, but is it my fault? Partially my fault? Of course not.
The problem you might face, and that I face frequently as the lawyer for parents, is that if one parent is THE cause of the “bad communication” problem, the court rarely concedes the point and simply concludes that both parents must be jointly responsible and that both parents cannot or will not communicate effectively. Which is unfair to the innocent parent and gives an unfair advantage to the unrepentant parent.
If you can show, six ways from Sunday, that you are completely guiltless when it comes to poor communication, that you are a model citizen in every respect when it comes to behaving well as a divorced parent, and that it is your ex who stirs the pot and is the sole and exclusive cause of the poor communication, then and only then might you have a shot at getting more time with your child without the court tarring you with the same “bad communication between parents” brush.
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