What happened next was I may be nerdy but only periodically shirt weird. I expected her to respond. Maybe a “what the hell” or “I’m coming home to see the kids” or “let’s talk this out” or something. But there was nothing. So, I re-enrolled the kids in their school and we started the new school year. Then I got a call from her saying she was going to pick our kids up so that they could start school the next week. Um, no, they are already in school. She hung up. I followed up with an email restating our discussion and my objection to her taking the kids for anything other than a visit. Later that week, the school called to tell me that my ex had pulled our kids out of school. Re-enrolled, I was now the #1 and #2 contact on their form, but she’s still their mom.
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So, off to the, I may be nerdy but only periodically shirt lawyers to file an emergency request to have the kids returned. I got temporary custody, she got every other weekend visitation and was required to do 100% of the transportation. Lots more wrangling and some stalling on her part (she expected me to fail, and felt that the longer I had custody of the kids, the more likely I would give her custody – lol- not). In the end, our custody agreement is not too different from the temp order. She gets the kids every other weekend, alternating or 1/2 school breaks, and two weeks of vacation in the summer. She’s still 100% responsible for transportation and of course, she pays child support and her share of the usual expenses like medical co-pays.