Custody frustrations


#1

I am not sure exaclty what you are asking. In order to be valid you need to have a written and notarized agreement. If they mutually agree for him to have more custody time that is generally not problematic. The problem comes in if she decides to take that time away, if he has nothing in writing, he has nothing to enforce.

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#2

My husband and his ex were able to reach a verbal/e-mail based agreement about increased visitation (for him) which has been happening now for the past month. It was also tied into her agreeing to let him claim his daughter for taxes. Since the month prior to that (so for 2 months) he has been trying to get the ex to sign the agreement so it can be notarized and we just keep getting one excuse after another. Obviously she has agreed to it since we have been doing it! He did e-mail his lawyer who said that the notarized agreement “may not be enough” and if she won’t sign it he will probably have to go after another court order. We would rather not do that due to the expense. How big of a deal is this? I know that she has to sign the 8332 for it to be valid. Right now we are sharing 50/50.