A story in the New York Post reveals a case where a mother sought an order from a New Jersey judge to allow her son to attend the 2014 Mets season opener with the child’s maternal grandfather. The mother did not have custody of her son, only visitation. The child’s father objected because he did not want him to miss a day of school. The judge agreed with the father and did not allow the child to go to the game.

I understand the decision made by the judge. New Jersey family court judges do not like to disrupt a child’s educational endeavors if one parent is objecting – even for family traditions.