There are a lot of factors that go into the court's determination regarding placement and custody of a child. Typically, the court will require that there is a substantial change in circumstance before changing the placement scheme. It sounds like there may be a change. However, Wisconsin courts are typically very reluctant to change a child's placement scheme when the order has been in place less than 30 months. It sounds like your husband and his ex-wife have very different parenting styles. It may be helpful for them to attend a few joint counseling sessions with a family therapist to try to decide how your households can be more congruent. If therapy is objectionable, perhaps, the family can utilize the services of the family court counseling services available through the Eau Claire Co. Family Court Commissioner's Office to try to work through some of these issues voluntarily. If neither of these options are successful, then a motion needs to be filed. But, be prepared because litigation sometimes makes the situation even more tense for little kids. Good luck!
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