My children's father and I have shared parenting. He and I were married 6 years, together for 9. I was in an extremely abusive situation ( by abusive I mean physically, mentally, emotionally, sexually and financially) with him for so long and as most victims , I believed "he wouldnt do that to my kids". Not considering the abuse the children have had to witness. My children have brought the hate and hurt he has toward me, home to me. It has effected their social and emotional development, tremendously. He calls my daughter "mini steph" (my name) when he is angry with her... and with that being said, it makes me feel afraid that my children will fall victim to this vicious cycle.. not only does he downgrade me in their presence, but also to them directly. All the while , continually threatening to take them from me and not return them. I have filed several police records on him for Domestic Violence, in which he has been charged with several times, hes broken a protection order in the past, over the past month or so, I have had to report him harassing me, he calls 20+ times per day, he will message me 20+ times per day, he has showed up to my home beating on my door.
If your shared parenting arrangement is an official part of your divorce decree (I assume there was an official divorce since you stated you "were married") you will likely have to petition the same court your divorce occurred in to change the parental rights.
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