Husband filing for visitation modification today. What can we expect? How long before he gets to see a judge?
The kids have been asking us for a year if they can spend more time with us so my husband asked his ex-wife for a little more time with the kids and her response was "divorce your wife and I will give you more access to your kids." So with that said my husband is going to the court for modification instead of trying to negotiate something with her.
The current schedule is Friday at 8pm to Sunday at 8pm every other weekend and every Monday from 6pm to 8pm.
Since he is off on Mondays he is going to ask the judge to allow the kids to spend Sunday night with us (on the weekends they are already with us) so he can take them to school on Monday morning and pick them up after school. He is going to ask the judge to allow him to continue returning the the kids home at 8pm every Monday night.
Basically he is asking for 2 extra nights a month and to pick them up from school twice a month.
That is part 1.
Part 2 is...
BM does not participate in the pick up and drop off of the kids. She "sits on her princess throne" as I call it and waits for them to be returned to her. This is something she asked for in the divorce and my husband didn't want to waste more money arguing with her so he agreed to it.
But 4 years later he is asking that she participate in the pick up and drop off.
No questions about it my husband and I are fit parents, child support has never once been late, the proposed schedule is more than doable between the two of us, and the kids have been begging for it. We are in no way deadbeats. My husband damn near begs BM for a few more hours with the kids but she sticks to the court order like gorilla glue.
1.) Husband turns in the paperwork today...historically, about how long has it taken to get in front of a judge?
2.) Given proposed schedule what are the chances that a judge will approve it?
3.) What are the chances a judge will require BM to be involved in the drop off or return?
This is our first time going to court for anything so we are both a little nervous!
Thanks in advance for your responses!