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We have recent Orders out of the Family Court in which wife is allowed to relocate to another city 8 hours away by road.  We are having trouble interpreting some of the orders such as:
If husband is visiting ? He may see his daughter as long as he gives "adequate notice" - what is adequate notice - new orders have not started yet as they start from .? Or from when the wife relates whichever is the later.  Haven't been told when she is relocating but did send a email that said "if you want to visit ? You had better give lots of notice because we plan to do lots of camping trips.

Husband gets daughter on second weekend of school holidays - do holidays commence on Monday or Saturday - education dept says that if school term finishes on Friday holidays begin on Monday.

Husband has to pay for two lots of travel - daughter is only 3yrs old, does he have to pay for person accompanying her (wife) or just daughter

Very confused :$
From the outset I'd suggest you not try to complicate things - unless it's specified otherwise take things literally, i.e. using the words most basic meaning when interpreted by a reasonable person.

1. Adequate notice : If the father makes plans to visit I'd suggest more that 7 days is adequate. If the mother objects (as she may have other legitimate plans) then get from her in writing what she considers "adequate". If he's just dropping in on a whim then a few hours may be "adequate" in that circumstance but not others.

2. A bit ambiguous however I'd interpret the "middle" weekend to be fathers, i.e the weekend after the first Friday…again, however, these would be the assumptions of a reasonable person.

3. Unless the orders specify paying for the mother then the father has no obligation to provide travel for her. The orders should relate solely to the child.

"I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realise that what you heard is not what I meant."

 
Chez said
We have recent Orders out of the Family Court in which wife is allowed to relocate to another city 8 hours away by road.  We are having trouble interpreting some of the orders such as:
If husband is visiting ? He may see his daughter as long as he gives "adequate notice" - what is adequate notice - new orders have not started yet as they start from .? ……
Chez the order seem rather surprising considering the Courts are against phraseology such as 'adequate' because it does not provide a proper definition and is open to different interpretation by the parties. Are you certain there are no other orders which may quantify 'adequate'?

Have your orders been explained by the Court or have you had them reviewed by a third party?
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