My child's father & I share joint legal & joint physical custody. Although I did not prefer it this way.. my lawyer was terrible at the time & I settled for it. We are coming up on a year of this agreement in April 2019. Right now he has every weekend with her, Friday to Monday. Some of the reasons I'm asking for change in visitation but if they agree to give me primary I'd like that too. Is because my child screams & cries every time she has to go with him, she comes home with bruises/ scratches & bumps. She is recently potty training & he is not keeping up with it. I have text messages where he refuses to tell me who is watching her. I keep a written journal of all the times he's late or doesn't show up for pick up/ drop off. He has kept her without my consent, even an extra day in one incident. I tell him when drs app is she is under my insurance & he doesn't show up to any. This agreement just isn't working because he doesnt communicate. Being we have joint, means we should interact more. I feel it's very one sided. I don't feel it's right for him to respond with "none of your business" when I'm simply asking about my child. I have proof of all of this & more. Please help
There is no enough to change custody here, especially there is a presumption that joint custody is best since there was a settlement to that label. However, additional services such as co-parenting classes and perhaps a parental coordinator can be done and if that process fails, then a change of custody probably is in line.
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