I want to get joint custody of my kids. We signed a divorce decree in the beginning when I really had no money or legal assistance. She is very uncooperative with switching days, weekends etc..
More details would be helpful.
From what little you describe, it sounds as if you seek to modify an existing order. If so, you must return to court to have this done. You mention joint custody (conservatorship?) but go on to discuss what appears to be possessory issues.
Whether you ex is cooperative or not, you need to find an attorney, give a full disclosure of the case, and determine whether modification is possible and appropriate.
Joint custody is usually not a difficult thing legally to obtain. It is presumptively in the child's best interests, but it is more of a title than substance. It does create some shared decision making over the child. Your real focus is the possession order and the child' s domicile. Do you have standard possession order visitation now? That is your attorney's starting point of inquiry for helping you. Standard possession order is presumptively in the child's best interests for the parent without primary residence. If you are needing special creative drafting of a court order because of unique circumstances (switching weekends and day), you need a family law attorney to determine what you need and then present that for agreement or for a trial before the court. Please consult and retain family law counsel in San Antonio, Bexar County area.
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