Reply To: My ex is impossible to deal with, advice needed
My understanding of 50/50 care is that there is no maintenance paid from either parent to the other parent so you can easily stop paying for it without any comeback should you wish.
The contact blackmail is a serious issue and she seems to think she has you over a barrel, well she doesn’t. She has no right whatsoever to try that one on. If she does try that on and won’t let you see your child I would be straight down to the courts to get an order that says different.
I don’t know why some people have to resort to using children as a weapon to get what they want; she is clearly doing this but you don’t need to go along with it just so you can see your child. You do have a choice, you don’t have to accept these things.
I would make it plain as day that the only way to communicate from now on is via email and that emails should only relate to your child, that should stop the abuse as people tend to be more careful what they say in emails rather than over the phone. If she phones you do not have to answer, just decline the call.
Good luck with it all