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Forum: Parenting Issues 12-26-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,521
Posted By earthmother1970
Wow...I'm not really very surprised that this...

Wow...I'm not really very surprised that this forum has a low level of members contributing given the obvious levels of animosity displayed. Of course I understand that the info presented (by me) is...
Forum: Parenting Issues 12-23-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,521
Posted By earthmother1970
Of course I realize that reponses will be...

Of course I realize that reponses will be somewhat biased and dependant upon personal experiences and that whether one is a mother, father, or a step-parent will be of influence, but thank you for...
Forum: Parenting Issues 12-22-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,521
Posted By earthmother1970
Looking for viewpoints...

Ex and new wife want to increase time with the two youngest children (11 and 7) from every other weekend ( which has been the set schedule since seperation in 2009) to now include every Tuesday as an...
Forum: Parenting Issues 09-03-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,071
Posted By earthmother1970
Her stated reasons: her two younger siblings are...

Her stated reasons: her two younger siblings are annoying and her room here isn't big enough. My relationship with her: I'd rate it as very good to excellent. Yes, we have our moments, but I'd sort...
Forum: Parenting Issues 09-03-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,071
Posted By earthmother1970
It seems there is a deliberate misunderstanding...

It seems there is a deliberate misunderstanding here. The only one who has not been negotiating here is him. He expects me to follow the rules as set out in the agreement, and I have - to the letter....
Forum: Parenting Issues 09-03-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,071
Posted By earthmother1970
I don't expect him to respect my personal life...

I don't expect him to respect my personal life decisions. However, it should be possible to respect as best as possible the joint role of parenting?

And yes, I do realize that might be a naive...
Forum: Parenting Issues 09-03-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,071
Posted By earthmother1970
I don't believe I have claimed to be perfect, but...

I don't believe I have claimed to be perfect, but I do abide by the terms of the agreement. I also understand that I have an insiders perspective on all of this which is unavailable to the outsider...
Forum: Parenting Issues 09-03-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,071
Posted By earthmother1970
If one is to apply his logic about children being...

If one is to apply his logic about children being able to dictate the decision making process,then does that mean the next time my 10 year old daughter adamantly declares she does not want to go to...
Forum: Parenting Issues 09-03-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,071
Posted By earthmother1970
Thank you for everyone's input. All I really...

Thank you for everyone's input.

All I really want is a return of the respect. Son who has been with dad for the past year and is now switching to a 50/50 called me several months ago and wanted me...
Forum: Parenting Issues 09-03-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,071
Posted By earthmother1970
I should have used the word possibility rather...

I should have used the word possibility rather than probability. The other child was 16 when he said he wanted to spend a year with his dad, and the reasons he gave for wanting to do so were very...
Forum: Parenting Issues 09-02-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,071
Posted By earthmother1970
If he had consulted with me, there is a very real...

If he had consulted with me, there is a very real probability that I would have said yes. My son spent all of last year living with him and is now switching to a 50/50 split.

I am clearly cross...
Forum: Parenting Issues 09-02-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,071
Posted By earthmother1970
The agreement states: The children will reside...

The agreement states: The children will reside primarily with the wife. The children will reside with the husband as follows:

a) alternate weekends from Friday after school until they are returned...
Forum: Parenting Issues 09-02-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,071
Posted By earthmother1970
A leg to stand on?

My eldest daughter has just recently turned 14. Today she returned from a week long holiday with her dad (her three siblings stayed with me) and announced that she was going to now switch from...
Forum: Parenting Issues 05-05-2010, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,499
Posted By earthmother1970
Just spoke with him via phone - still no contact...

Just spoke with him via phone - still no contact from his wife regarding when he can see his kids. He spoke with a border crossing guard this morning and was told that all she needs to cross the...
Forum: Parenting Issues 05-04-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,499
Posted By earthmother1970
She has been gone for 5 days now. He contacted...

She has been gone for 5 days now. He contacted the police the night she disappeared and was told it was a civil matter and that the wife and children were safe. She had apparently called the police...
Forum: Parenting Issues 05-04-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,499
Posted By earthmother1970
Thank you for the quick response. The...

Thank you for the quick response.

The mother in question is not me, but the wife of an old family friend: she left the family house with 3 young children and the fathers subsequent text/email...
Forum: Parenting Issues 05-04-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,499
Posted By earthmother1970
No Response to Pleas

If a mother removes herself and children from the family home and leaves no contact details, and refuses to respond to text/email requests by the father to see the children, how long can she legally...
Forum: Financial Issues 02-09-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,783
Posted By earthmother1970
Claiming Children for tax deduction purposes

I apologize if this has been previously dealt with, but could not locate an answer to my question: Who claims the children on income tax returns?

I am their primary caregiver, they see their...
Forum: Parenting Issues 11-17-2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,110
Posted By earthmother1970
I don't plan on going to court - my ex and I are...

I don't plan on going to court - my ex and I are actually supposed to be engaged in the collaborative law process :rolleyes:

If needs must, then I will find a way to pay for the school trip...
Forum: Parenting Issues 11-17-2009, 08:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,110
Posted By earthmother1970
Just another quick question to add to this thread...

Just another quick question to add to this thread regarding extraordinary expenses. Would a school trip generally be considered as an extraordinary expense? The cost of the transportation and...
Forum: Parenting Issues 11-17-2009, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,112
Posted By earthmother1970
What sort of custody arrangement do you have in...

What sort of custody arrangement do you have in place? Are there any clauses in your separation/ divorce agreement regarding moving?
My understanding is she must gain either your permission or the...
Forum: Parenting Issues 11-15-2009, 12:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,025
Posted By earthmother1970
I Don'T Want to Talk About It: Divorce:...

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Forum: Parenting Issues 11-13-2009, 04:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,110
Posted By earthmother1970
Thank you for all the responses so far - I...

Thank you for all the responses so far - I appreciate everyones perspectives on this matter.

Some background: The children are aged 2 1/2, 6 , 10 and 13. All 4 were born in England, which is...
Forum: Parenting Issues 11-09-2009, 09:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,110
Posted By earthmother1970
Summer Vacation plans

My ex wants to take the eldest of our 4 children on a 2 week vacation to England. He has already mentioned this trip to the 2 eldest, saying they can go if Mommy will allow it, and stating the 2...
Forum: Financial Issues 06-05-2009, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,415
Posted By earthmother1970
Question Separation agreement

Although we have agreed to move into separate houses by August 1st, and the children and I have already found a house, there is still no separation agreement. I have suggested that we arrange a...
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