Whose Time Is It Anyway?

No one likes spending their weekends filled with AYSO [All Your Saturdays Occupied – as I used to call it when my kids were young], dance classes, birthday parties, and running around like a chauffer, but for most of us, this is how we spend our children’s early years.  However for children of divorce, time spent on their activities can become a matter of litigation and contention between the parents.

Accusations often fly that the non-custodial parent should not be required to facilitate playdates or take the children to activities or birthday parties because it is “better for the children to be with the parent” than with their friends.  Some parents enroll the children in too many activities in order to place a burden on the non-custodial parent.  A court will consider both of these scenarios when determining how to rule on whether or not a parent should be required to take the children to their activities.

Read more here: http://pcvlawblog.wordpress.com/2014/02/24/whose-time-is-it-anyway/