After divorce, parents often go back onto the dating scene and start meeting
more and more individuals. Sometimes, if a date goes well, the parent
may want to bring his or her dates back to the home. In this technological
age, many parents choose to date online, and then bring these dates over
to the house. While it is great for parents to get out and start meeting
new people, bringing a stranger into a home where the children are present
can be very dangerous. Many sexual predators lurk online, looking for
single parents with children. In some cases, this can put the children
in extreme danger.
As a parent, you can never be too protective. If your ex-spouse is bringing
strangers over to the home while the children are present, you should
consult an attorney to decide what to do. The best option is to seek court
relief right away and ask for
child custody and
visitation changes. It may be wise to request monitored visits. You can also discuss
drafting a special order with the court. You will want to explain why
your ex-spouse's dates pose a danger and then petition for a special
order that bans your ex from brining these strangers into the home.
The court will typically act in the best interests of the children, so
if you can show that your ex poses a danger to them then the court will
probably take action on your behalf. In addition to the dangers of online
dates, the children may be extremely confused as the meet new people on
a regular basis. In order to provide stability, it is best to petition
at an ex-spouse keep dates out of the home when children are present.
Get more information about this issue by talking with Claery & Green today!