Considering When to Request the Right of First Refusal
A right of first refusal is often requested by clients to be placed into a Custody Stipulation. More often than not, the parent requests a right of first refusal because he or she doesn’t want the child to be with a significant other while the parent of the child is unavailable to exercise his or her custodial time. Right of first refusal is not always recommended in every custody case. Clients should carefully consider how well the parties get along, how close the parties live to each other, how often the request will be made and if the additional transition will be more of a burden than it’s worth. If ultimately a client decides to utilize the right of first refusal, the parties should think of a time frame for which it would go in effect; perhaps no less than 24 hours before the visit. The right of first refusal is not appropriate for every custody case.
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