Family Code 3042 requires courts to now consider the wishes of children, but only if the child is of sufficient age, intelligence and maturity to make a good decision that's really in their own best interest. So the fact your child wants more time could be a "change of circumstance" (which is generally required to modify a court order for custody or visitation. To be successful, you need to establish a nexus between what you want the court to do and HOW it will benefit your child. Asking because you think it's fair or want it will not matter and how much did you consider the benefit to keeping a working schedule in place. Kids usually don't like changes and they also might say one thing to mom and something else to dad and then say nothing helpful to a counselor if asked. And you shouldn't talk about it with your child because they just feel like it puts them in the middle and that can only lead to loyalty conflicts with one or the other parent. You can change the schedule but it really is very complicated with no guaranteed results. Talk to a couple lawyers who do custody work before you do anything.
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