Any parent who has been through divorce can likely list many fears that they had coming into the divorce. For some parents, these fears are actually what keep them from filing for divorce for years, if not decades. One fear that some parents may have, especially if their ex-spouse has a tendency to be volatile, is the fear of constantly being pulled back into the courtroom every time there is a disagreement. Not only is this time-consuming and extremely stressful, but it can also get very expensive.
Although some parents are able to work through issues on their own, other parents make the decision to turn to the court system for just about any disagreement. Take, for example, a case out of New Jersey. It may be hard to believe, but a father actually turned to the court system because his daughter's mother (also his ex-wife) took the 11-year-old girl to a Pink concert. The father claimed his ex-wife "abused her parental discretion" by taking the girl to the concert back in 2013.
Recently, a judge rejected the complaint and put out a 37-page decision. The decision discussed the increased use of judges for feuding divorced parents, as well as a short history of rock-and-roll. In the end, the judge basically said that while Pink has suggestive lyrics and dance moves, her work isn't "necessarily inappropriate for preteens."
It's safe to say that most Florida parents want to deal with these kinds of issues outside of the courtroom, but once in a while the legal system may have to play a role in order for parents to put an issue to rest.