Our parenting plan went into effect in 2012. I only see my children every other weekend and every other wednesday and it is just simply not enough for myself or my children. I live close to them and they are able and do attend school coming from my house. Parenting plan includes provision: parties are encouraged to implement the residential schedule flexibly and adapt to it as the childrens needs change. As the children increase in age and maturity, the childrens needs and desires will be given increasing consideration in the scheduling of residential time. My ex refuses to be flexible or give me any additional time outside of our parenting plan. She tries to alienate me from their lives in all ways possible. I need to see my children more.
Modifying parenting plans is difficult absent a substantial change in circumstances posing a risk to the children. You do have access to your dispute resolution clause in your parenting plan. I advise meeting with an attorney to go over the details and options.
NOTE: this answer is given on a limited factual basis and does not constitute legal advice. It is advised that you seek legal counsel or consult with an attorney.
You cannot modify the Parenting Plan unless you can point to "a material change in circumstances that have occurred since the last PP was put into affect and which were not contemplated by the plan". What you have said does not fall into that category and, therefore, you appear not to have "Adequate Cause" for a modification.
You can consult with your attorney on this matter but I would not be very hopeful of any form of change, given what you have written.
It is hard to advise without seeing your parenting plan and asking specific questions. I would start by looking at your dispute resolution paragraph. It appears you have language to be flexible, so you might be able to get more leeway out of her in the dispute resolution process.
The next alternative would be to file a petition to modify the parenting plan, seeking a minor modification under RCW 26.09.060(5)(a), where you can add an additional 20 days in a calendar year. You still have to show a change in circumstances, but the legal requirements are not as difficult.
I would strongly suggest meeting with an experienced family law attorney to discuss your situation and the alternatives.
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