Do I have a shot at custody change?
I have posted about my stepkids a few times but this post is about my bios. I am seriously considering going back to court to try to request that we change our custody agreement from 50/50 to my ex only has the kids every other weekend during the school year and then more time during holidays and over summer vacation. Here's the situation... I'll try to make this is short as possible... We have been divorced for almost 7 years and have had 50/50 custody from the beginning. He fought for that because he didn't want to pay child support. He's a "fun" dad and I know he loves our children but he spends very little time with them. I am the primary residence for their school zoning. ExH moved back in with his parents for close to four years after we first split up and his mom helped out with the kids a ton on his time. I assumed that would change when he grew up and put his big boy pants on and moved back out on his own. It hasn't changed. He actually bought the home directly across the stree from his parents just so they could continue helping out with the kids on his time. Basically my ex mother in law and I have 50/50 custody at this point and exH hangs out with them and does fun stuff on his weekends. He works 7am to 6pm every day Monday through Friday and has an hour commute to and from work. So he's gone from 6am until 7pm. His mom drops the kids off at school on his week and his dad picks them up in the afternoon or if he can't DH or I end up having to pick them up and deliver them to exH's house. As soon as grandma gets home from work they walk across the street and she helps them with their homework and cooks their dinner every single night. She also does ex's laundry, cleans his house for him, buys the kids schools clothes, etc. Grandma takes my BD to gymnastics on their Tuesday nights and takes BS to baseball practice on their nights. If she or her husband can't, again, it falls on me to pick them up from exH's house and take them if I don't want them to miss practice.
I see no reason why he she continue to have 50% time share when he literally sees the kids for MAYBE an hour or two at night right before they go to bed but handles zero of the responsibility of having the kids. It would be much easier on me if I just had them all week every week during the school year and can make sure they get where they need to be. I should not be having to pick them up from school and deliver them to their dad's house. This sucks.
Do you think I have a chance in hell at getting this changed? I don't even care about getting CS from him I just want the extra time with my kids if they are just being pawned off on their grandparents every other week!