Empathy please

Dear Concerned Parent:

Greetings. If you both signed the agreement and it was notarized, then it should be perfectly legal. Remember though that even with a separation agreement, parents can always go to court to have child custody and/or child support reviewed.

I cannot advise on my parenting style, concerns, etc., but that is my legal answer. Good luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

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So far I feel I have been beaten up in this forum. I just wanted to know if the separation agreement that my ex and I AGREED to 2 years ago is legal. He is trying to get more visitation. We did COMPROMISE in the agreement. He currently has ALOT of visitation. What is the point of paying $500 for a separaton agreement, sitting at the kitchen table with him while he thoroughly reads it, then proceeds to sign it and then proceeds to stand before a notary to have it signed… ?? What he is requesting would be very disruptive to our Kindergartner. In addition to his every other week-end, and Wed. nights and every other holiday and 10 days in summer he is wanting to pick up on Tues, take to school on wed, then I pick up on wed. then he picks him up from 5-9pm on wed… then on school holidays if he doesn’t work… what??? it is overwhelming and makes no sense. Our childs bedtime is 8pm. What happened to structure, routine and the AGREEMENT!!! I will always encourage an healthy relationship with my son and his father. It is not about that. It is not a means for revenge. It is common sense. Can someone provide some positive feedback… I keep hearing from other dads and stepmoms, and would like someone that shares my parenting style, concerns, advice preferably legal. Please…

Concerned Parent