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    Hi Forum,

    having trouble with my ex and this year's holiday schedule. In our agreement, we alternate who has the kids for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

    My ex wants to take the kids away to Florida a few days before New Year's eve, over my New Year's Eve. I told her she can take the kids after New Years Eve, but not before because I still want to spend time with them over the holidays. She says she's going to book regardless of what I say.

    If she unilaterally books a trip/flights and tells the kids, without my agreement, is there anything I can do?

    She did this to me 3 years ago by booking a trip to Florida over the Christmas holidays without my approval and I told her never again. And now she's doing it again. I want to protect my holidays with my kids, but I don't want to look like the jerk stopping them from going.

    I'm always flexible during the year and allow for her to book things over my time if I don't have anything planned.

  • #2
    Tell her she can have new years and you will switch for christmas otherwise you will not be providing permission for her to leave the country with them.

    Or if you don't want to be that bold, tell her you want make up time.


    • #3
      Thanks Rockscan.

      She ended up calling her lawyer, her lawyer calling my lawyer and then calling me. What a waste of money.

      My lawyer sided with me, but suggested we switch holidays as a solution. Either Christmas or Easter for New year's. I had suggested that directly with the Ex beforehand.

      Now lawyers are talking and nothing resolved.

      Hopefully, there is a final resolution that they can come up with so this doesn't happen again.


      • #4
        She's being completely unreasonable expecting you to give up both days in one year. If she wants to go, she can give you the other day. And her lawyer should be telling her that!


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