Yes, you have a "valid" concern, but whether there is really any threat to your current situation is a question that can only be answered upon review of all your court papers and written agreements along with a detailed dialogue regarding the history of the case. If your ex is merely dreaming about more visitation, he may not do anything--if he makes noises as if he will, you should take the time to have a confidential consultation with a local attorney so you can be prepared. Good luck!
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Time will tell if the concern is valid. If he files for custody, then you can deal with it at that time. It all depends on the facts.
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Yes. Many judges are predisposed to give a parent the right of first refusal to care for their child prior to permitting the child to go to a third party childcare provider. Although the cusotdy arrangement is only six months old, your new work schedule may be deemed a change of circumstances that would warrant a modification of this issue. Once a court deems this a change of circumstances, the judge will perform a best interests analysis to determine if the child would benefit from giving your ex the right of first refusal.
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