Father Interfering With Mothers Time With Children
by Ayn Trent
In my divorce decree it states the schedule for visitation. In the year of 2010, it is my turn to have my children for Christmas.
I live in McKinney, TX with my mother at this time as I have been diagnosed with Autoimmune Hepititas. It is a liver disease in which I am in Stage IV being the worst and a liver transplant is in my future. My family has been helping me because of my illness and also helping with my being able to see my children. I have seen the children in September and the first weekend of October. My mother brought me to Atlanta from Texas to make my visitation possible. My family is also going to pay for plane tickets for my children to fly to Texas for the Christmas holiday. I am scheduled to get them December 22-29. Last year I went by the court papers and had to wait for my week to get the children in which I didn't have a problem.
My children are very excited to come to Texas and visit with their relatives they have not seen in several years. They are upset at the fact that they may not be with me on Christmas day.
The ex, Steve Piacentini, is telling me I will not be getting the children on my scheduled time in which he is saying he will have them on Christmas morning and visit with his family. He also says I have to fly to Atlanta, drive from the airport to his house, pick the children up, go back to the airport and board the plane back to Texas. This will repeat on the trip back. Since plane tickets will have to be purchased, I would like to settle this ASAP as the earlier we purchase the tickets, the cheaper they will
Steve is very difficult to get along with. He is ugly to me verbally. My daughter told me this weekend that she does not like the way her Father talks about me. She says he never says anything positive about me. I understand that to the courts this kind of communication is heresay; however, this was said by my daughter. I purchased a phone for my childen and my Mother added the phone on her AT&T mobile plan. Steve uses this phone as punishment and takes it away from the children. I communicate with my children on a daily basis via phone or text, send cards to them in the mail, etc. I have a great relationship with my children but Steve always inteferes when it comes to my time with them.
I pay child support in the amount of $300/month. I am paid up through June 2010 in which I had to move to Texas in July because of my illness. Because I have had so many Doctors appointments (I am being seen by a Liver Specialist at UT Southwestern), having lab work done 4 times a month, weekly Dr. visits, tests being run, upcoming stress test...The Dr. is experimenting with the medication to see if my immune system can tolerate it.
I have been looking for a job on a daily basis via internet and driving to leave resumes. One of my Dr's advised that I file for disability in which I have done and am waiting to hear an answer.
Please advise as to what I need to do to get my children for Christmas without any problems. I can not make the trip to Cumming for court because of all the Dr's I need to see weekly and I have to work around their schedules.
Thank you for your advice and time.