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Hello. I'm very curious to hear from any divorced parents regarding child custody as it pertains to full time RV life. I've been very interested in going full time for a while now. Unfortunately, it's very likely my marriage will be ending soon. We have a 4 year old son. It's also become clear that due to my work requirements and what my wife has mentioned, that post divorce, we'd be living in separate parts of the country and she'd likely be named the custodial parent. The end result of this point to me having my son for the summer and Christmas/Easter break on alternating years. I've done lots of searches online for the legal aspects of this and all I've really been able to find is hundreds of answers that can essentially be distilled down to "the best interest of the child." Does anyone have experience on how living a full time RV lifestyle can potentially negatively impact child custody. I (as many people might) envision my soon to be ex-wife saying that an RV is no proper place for a child to live, that it's not a safe structure to be confined in, and that she really would not be okay with us not being stationary and having a permanent address. I see it as a great opportunity to take my son to see sights, museums, parks, etc. Unfortunately, I have a feeling a court would side with the anti-RV argument on this. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
My husband, 66, and I, 64, have owned 3 RVs over the last 7 years, never being gone more than 2 weeks. In 2013, my dad, 87, and in decent health, moved in. 2 years later my MIL, in decent health except in early stages of alzheimers, moved in. A year later, both of sons, single and out of the service, moved home. My dad passed away in 2017, one son moved out last year ( both have jobs and paid to help with utilities, etc.). My husband put his mom in assisted living because we could not leave her unattended and wanted to be able to go when we wanted. She is getting worse and he wants to bring her back to stay with us. We had plans to go for a few months until the virus and now that is on hold. He has no other family to help with her. We are in good health for our ages except for my husband having had 2 knee replacements, same knee, 2 back surgeries, foot, elbow surgeries. He says he made a promise years ago, before he met me, that he wouldn't put her in a nursing home. She is on a limited income and has enough to stay in AL for about 10 months. I understand it's hard to do but I feel we come first and at our age we don't know how long before we can't go. The younger son(older is her stepson, not close) lives 2 hours away and could check on her occasionally or if something comes up. My question is, has anyone else been in our shoes, and how did you handle it?