What do you do when your child returns from a parenting time visit with troubling information about the household of your ex-spouse?
As family law attorneys, we help our clients make good decisions about custody, parenting time and parenting time plans. During the divorce process and after, information between parties — and between households — can cause difficulties when information is insufficient or inaccurate. How do you tell the difference?
A July article in the Star Tribune discusses a common event among divorced parents. Children moving between households share partial, or maybe too much, information, with the other parent. In the article, a stepchild is described as mentioning a stepmother with a potential drinking problem where none exists.
As an involved parent, you wonder what steps to take — if any — to respond to troubling information you hear from your child.
Before your react, think about these tips:
If you have concerns about abuse, neglect or parenting time violations in Dakota or Washington counties, follow up promptly with qualified legal counsel.
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