Just like parenting is not easy for married people in Ohio, co-parenting for divorced (and separated) couples is no picnic. Even if it was, it would be a picnic fraught with ants, raccoons and stormy weather. Suffice it to say, there is always something about one of the parents, and what they may have (or may have not) done with the kids that infuriates the other parent.
To an aggrieved parent, it is natural to seek court intervention to correct a problem that continues to occur; especially when a particularly difficult parent is involved. Howe At the same time, courts naturally want parent parents to put their differences aside and focus on the best interests of their children.
As such, there are a number of issues that courts will stay away from.
Differing rules between parents’ homes – If your kids have strict bedtime schedules in your house, it may drive you crazy that they have carte blanche in your ex’s home. This can be especially troubling when they refuse to go to bed because they don’t understand your rules. As annoying as this may be, a family court judge is unlikely to make changes to parenting time or custody because of this.
Questionable entertainment – If you suspect that the other parent is using a television as a babysitter, or is having their new love interest watch them while he or she is at work, the court is not likely to intervene unless there is something that interferes with their well-being.
Nevertheless, there are certain problems that a court will handle. We will discuss those issue in our next post.
Source: About.com, Are your family’s house rules clear