Changing Custody Agreement
Hello everyone, my boyfriend has had a custody agreement with his ex for a few years now where he keeps the child every other weekend. As of lately, we are wanting to change it. He now works on the weekends (where he goes to school during the weekdays), and we want to change it where...instead of every other weekend we have him, we take him out once a week and then return him that very day. We are afraid the mom isn't going to like it. However, there's not much else we can do because we cannot afford babysitting and we take the child to my boyfriend's parents which isn't the best environment. (Grandfather likes to drink, smoke and curse a lot in the house). House is also not very clean.
If the mom were to say she doesn't agree with this (she's the custodial parent), would we be at fault for telling her we cannot follow the current agreement and would have to start doing the once a week agreement? Since she's the custodial parent at all, I don't think we would, but I wanted to make sure. If we have to, we'll go to mediation and sort it out, but that may take a few weeks so we would have to stick with the once a week schedule. Also...do you think the court would deny our once a week agreement? At the moment, we have a two bedroom house, but will be moving in a few months to a one bedroom because that's what we can afford. And also the whole babysitting issue.