Do I Have a Right to Know Where My Child’s Other Parent Lives If We Share Custody and Visitation?
Yesterday I received a call from a potential client who explained that her ex-husband was refusing to tell her where he lives. This concerned her as they currently share joint custody of their children and she felt she should know the whereabouts of the children when they are spending time with their father. She wanted to know if she had the right to know her ex-spouse’s address.
The answer to this inquiry is simple: every parent is entitled to know where their children are at all times during visitations. Both parents should be transparent with each other in regard to their current home addresses, their work addresses, as well as their telephone numbers. This information is important in ensuring the children are safe, however, in case of an emergency, it’s important that both parents know where their child is, and how to contact them.
Not only do parents have a right to know the location of where their child is, they also have the right to know what people the children will be around. At a minimum, this includes anyone the other parent is living with, or anyone watching your children.
Bottom line, parents have a right to know where their children are when not in their care. If your child’s other parent is resistant or refuses to provide any of this information, do know you have the right to obtain this information and ensure it is factual and accurate.
If you have questions regarding your child custody situation or are experiencing resistance from your child’s other parents, please do not hesitate to contact an experienced Family Law attorney to discuss your particular situation in detail. To reach our office, contact us at (702) 998-1188, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by scheduling a consultation online.