Phone numbers

My contract reads, “Each parent shall provide his or her current and future residential and cell telephone numbers…”. I recently unplugged my cable and phone. I use my personal and work cell phone and three of my four children have a cell phone. Does this statement say I must share my residential phone number when I have one or a new one or that I am required to have a residential number?

Typically, for custody purposes, such a provision means that you will each keep the other updated with all applicable phone numbers unless it specifically states that you must have a residential/house phone line, which yours does not according to the part you quoted. If you do not have a residential/house phone line, then that is not a number you can or are required to share with the other parent.

Anna Ayscue

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