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Dear Attorneys,

My ex wants to modify our current order to include “the right of first refusal.” I have no idea what that is, and she is not really explaining it to me. Any chance you can shed some light on this for me?


Right to Refuse


Dear Refuse,

The right of first refusal is a common concept in agreements involving children. It is a term that outlines what happens if one parent has to work, or has an obligation during his or her parenting time. For instance, if one parent cannot be with the child(ren) for a certain amount of time during his or her parenting time, then that parent has to offer the other parent that time with the child before seeking alternate child -care.

If you and your ex-spouse are drafting an agreement on your own, and there are parts of it that you do not understand, your best option would be to consult with an attorney. Even if it is just for the purpose of a quick review, an experienced set of eyes never hurts.

With over 22 years of combined experience, Attorneys Kristen Wolf & Shari-Lynn Cuomo Shore have drafted, reviewed, and negotiated countless agreements. Whether you have a simple modification that needs to be settled, or you need to have a full divorce agreement put together, Wolf & Shore can handle it all.

Call us today, and let us make your matter easier, not harder. Ever argue with a woman? Let Wolf & Shore Law Group go to work for you. Call us at 203.745.3151 or email us at

Very Truly Yours,

Wolf & Shore Law Group



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