We received a "Parenting Plan" in the mail
My husband was never married to his son's mother, she lives in FL with our 7 yr old stepson. Things have never been great between all of us but I do what I can to help her out and she doesn't appreciate a thing but nonetheless I am nice to her.
She moved in with her boyfriend, who is a police officer, a few months back after dating him for about 6 months. Now all of a sudden my husband received a proposed parenting plan from an attorney in FL this week. Basically all BM is asking for different is for us to pay all of the round trip flights (we had been splitting the cost) and she also ask that she be listed as the ultimate decision maker regarding her son. He lives there and goes to school there and we get him for Winter Break, Spring Break, and the entire summer. She is also asking to take a week back from the summer visit "so she can have time to get him prepared for school". In the past we bought all school supplies, shoes, and clothes and sent them home with him in his suitcase.
In return, my husband and I have drawn up his own proposed parenting plan, which is totally free online by the way, she paid a lawyer $800 she says. In his parenting plan he is agreeing to give her "power" of being the ultimate decision maker and he is dropping the Spring Break visitation. He has told her that if we have to pay for the round trip flights then it makes no sense for us to fork out the $300 to have him for one week.
Basically my stepson went home after his summer with us and told her that he wants to live with us and we think she is scared and hurt by this so she and her cop boyfriend think this is the best way to handle it.
Is there anything that we need to add into the parenting plan that isn't in most? Any advice???
This was not actually served to my husband, just sent regular mail, and the lawyer has not attempted to contact him at all.