3 Comments Family & de facto law, financial agreements, consent orders
While there are resolutions under family law for this matter I don't think that is the way to go I would be more inclinded to seek to resolve this issue through mediation and family councelling as you have suggested rather than the courts. At 13 your son is going to have outside activities, this would be the case whether or not there where separation issues. You ex needs to understand he may have only a limited window within to establish a lasting stable bond with his son as his propensity to find his life and his friends becoming dominate over the next few years is only going to grow and his personal independence as he grows older is only going to exacerbate the issue.
I would suggest trying to approach him on the QT first and raise the matter and point out the distress he is causing and the loss he may face.