Phone calls from the custodial parent


#1

Dear stagar:

Greetings. Yes, they will limit her, but you should also start limiting her now too. Write to her and tell her that 7:00 p.m. would be appropriate and no more than 2 calls per day are appropriate. If she cannot find them at your home at 7:00 p.m., you will have them call her at 7:00 p.m. This is appropriate. Good luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
919.787.6668 main phone
919.256.1665 direct fax

10925 David Taylor Drive, Suite 100
Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
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#2

Janet, did you actually mean to say twice a DAY?! That seems excessive…


#3

She did mean to say “no more than” twice per day.

Lee S. Rosen
Board Certified Family Law Specialist
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
RosenDivorce.com
(919)787-6668

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


#4

On the flip side, how much is the non-custodial parent allowed to call? I can assure if we called twice a day she would be claiming we were harrassing her.

Thank you.


#5

Dear twostepsons:

Greetings. This really depends on the age of the children. Once a day may be appropriate with very young children, while once or twice a week may be more appropriate with teenagers. Yes, two times a day would be a little much. Of course, the child(ren) should have free access to call the noncustodial parent as much as they want to. Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
919.787.6668 main phone
919.256.1665 direct fax

10925 David Taylor Drive, Suite 100
Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
704.644.2831 main voice
704.307.4595 main fax

ROSENDIVORCE.COM

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


#6

Question: Would, in your opinion, a judge limit the telephone contact from the custodial parent while the non-custodial parent has the children? If so, how would we go about asking or getting such a thing ordered?

Situation: We only get my husband’s two boys once a month (trying to get this changed) and thirty days out of the summer. Every monthly visitation we have she calls and calls and calls. She talks to them at least once a day. She gets very angry if she doesn’t talk to them every day. Normally this wouldn’t be an issue, but it affects the children’s moods. She wants to know every detail of their day and she is very manipulative and controlling. We understand she misses her boys and don’t care if she talks to them, but she does it, in our opinion, in excess. We don’t have a day where she is not interferring (which I am sure is her motive) with our QUALITY time with the boys. The boys are 10 and almost 12. We would like to minimize her contact with them, which is to the betterment of the boys, and increase our quality time to bond without her interference. We want what is best for the boys and her removing herself for a day or so would benefit them because she never…and I mean, never leaves there side when they are at home.

Any suggestions/inputs are greatly appreciated. We will also address this with our lawyer, but as I am typing she is still talking to them.

THANKS A MILLION!