a dad wrote:You should come up with some actual parenting schedules, including a backup step-up schedule, and not just say "50/50".
The perfect scenario would be alternating weeks with the exchange happening at 3pm on Friday. Sorry, I never expected any of this crap to happen, so before now I've never actually researched it. My parents are still together, surprisingly, so I've never had to deal with this in my life. I'm not sure the court is going to approve of a lot of exchanges with a 17 month old.
It's difficult because I have one weekend a month where I'm in the reserves. It's always the first weekend a month though. So, I get him the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th weekend of the month, Friday - Sunday and every Wednesday. Again, I don't see how they approve this amount of exchanges.
I have seen a two week schedule, but I think that's too long to be apart from either parent. I'm already experiencing this now, and I hate it, he looks different every time I see him.
I have heard the option to dismiss the case, but I don't have the authority to do this since I didn't file the case. Should I chat with my sons mother about this to dismiss it up in Washington and continue it in California? Every time we'll have a court date, it will be up there, which will be a major inconvenience.