My partner and his ex-wife live in separate states (his choice). He isn’t able to see the children much as it's expensive and he needs to work to support our family. He Facetimes once a week with the kids. The eldest is nearly 4 and 1.5. As the distant parent, is she obligated to send him weekly updates and advised what the children have been doing? Most of the time, she does this once a week but refuses to explain exactly what the kids have done, what activities they have participated in. She says whilst the kids are in her care, she doesn’t owe him explanations as to what they do during the day. All she will say is basic stuff about their health, doctor appointments they have attended, a general update that the one child is doing well in day care if we are lucky she will advise feedback the teachers have given and perhaps they went to play park or a push bike ride very basic information about their activities. And she will send maybe 2 photos. We feel that she should be giving more details about what the kids have been doing and more photos. Do we have a leg to stand on to ask for more? Of late the weekly updates are now turnings into 2 weekly updates? We again brought this up with her she said she said she works and is too busy to be thinking to send him updates every 5 minutes and that he speaks to them once a week he can ask the eldest if he really wants to know. Is she failing to meet her obligations to encourage a relationship between the dad and kids by not sending these updates and photos? They have been through a few months of mediation however these smaller details were not discussed and put into the parenting plan. And lastly, she is now also refusing to be apart of the Facetime, she no longer sits with the children while they do it. It will either be her sister or brother who will hold the baby and iPhone to talk to him. My partner is uncomfortable talking to the kids in front of the sister or brother. When he asks them what the kids have been doing, they will tell him to contact the mother as it's not their business they are just there to facilitate the Facetime. Is this wrong under family law? We have discussed this with her she refuses to budge. Cheers.