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What if my ex disagrees on every custody decision?

Is your ex-husband or ex-wife disagreeing with you on every child custody decision? Having a different opinion from you is one thing. Disagreeing just to be disagreeable, and out of spite to make things difficult, is an entirely different thing altogether.

Let's say, for example, that your ex tries to fight you on each health care, education and religious decision you need to make for your child -- and it's creating so much difficulty and turmoil in your life that you don't know what to do. Do you have any legal rights regarding this problem?

You may find yourself in a serious legal predicament if you ignore your ex's child custody-related parenting decisions -- especially if your divorce agreement or court order clearly indicates that you share 50-50 custody and the equal decision-making power over your child or children's affairs. In fact, if you don't advise your ex regarding all of your decisions, he or she could file a challenge in court to strip you of your legal custody rights.

You may, therefore, wish to change your approach with your ex. Try to understand him or her better and determine why he or she is fighting all of your decisions tooth and nail. Is it because he or she doesn't get to spend enough time with your child? Perhaps giving the other parent extra time, or some other benefit, could help to ameliorate the situation.

If all else fails, you may want to consult with a Nevada family law attorney about your situation. A lawyer will be able to determine what your legal rights are and brainstorm strategies for overcoming the difficulties you're experiencing with your ex in a diplomatic fashion, or in court if it's appropriate and the situation requires it.

Source: FindLaw, "Custody or visitation interference," accessed June 12, 2017

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