Q: My children’s father and I separated very recently. He has moved out of the home but hasn’t got a permanent place yet. For now, he has the children stay with him at his parents on the weekend and I have them for the rest of the week. Mother’s Day is coming up and I want to spend the day with the children and my own mother, but he is refusing to give up any of his time. We also have a family cat. It has stayed with me and the children, but my ex-husband has told me he wants the cat when he finds a permanent place. He probably looked after it more than me, but I can’t bear the idea of giving her up.
In this NZ Herald article, Jeremy discusses how resolve parenting disagreements and who gets to keep the family cat.