Is it possible to ask for court supervision re:pick up/drop off kids?
When my ex and I had mediation last year in our respective solicitors' office (mediation was via phone - mediator was on another line), it be agreed that his parents were a mutual safe pick up point (and sometimes drop off,depending when it is), contained by particular during the school holidays so I basically didn't own to put up with his bs/abuse. Now I've recently found out that he is verbally abuse his parents during this time. (I suspect it is because they are supporting me instead of him). They won't really say anything to me about it that he is and I don't wish to put them through this. Am I allowed to ask for something approaching a court supervised pick up/drop off? I'm not sure what to do. They are elderly (although still well and truly "with it") and his father have a serious heart condition. He abuses me in front of the kids as it is and this case is still dragging through the courts. We've adjectives tried talking to him, but he won't let up. Any other suggestions would be appreciated This is in NSW, Australia btw
Has the court ordered him to hold anger management/parenting classes? You should ask for that, if his behavior continues. The court usually has no one available to supervise pickups/dropoffs, particularly except at a regularly recurring time that could occur at the courthouse. It would also put court personnel in the self-conscious position of possibly being a witness in a future audible range. His parents are willing to put up with it, so that may be the only resource you enjoy, unless you know someone willing to volunteer for the job. You may want to consider having someone videotape the pickups/dropoffs to document the abuse. You might need a court order for that.