Yes, the answer to your question. My ex has two children from different fathers. The first father is following a 50 50 custody routine with my partners first daughter who is 8 years of age, no issues there, fair split, no maintenance. The youngest daughters father, she is 3 1/2 years of age, seems to be maneuvering his way out of any responsibility, his girlfriend is prompting him. His attitude is: "I decide when I see my daughter, and you work around my job shifts" (ie. no 50 50 custody, last minute requests for visitation, drop offs, no structured arrangement). My partner owns a hair salon and obviously has bookings for weeks in advance, works nights and weekends, she cannot run a business without any structured custody arrangement, random drop offs etc,just not good for taking bookings at her salon. Obviously if the ex is not pulling his weight, my partner will need to pay more child care and work less nights / weekends (she usually works thurs and Friday nights). What can we do to put my partner in the best position to deal with this situation? Ideally we would stay as we are (50 50), but it doesnt seem to be feasible. What can she do to ensure she is not out of pocket (child care cost, loss of earnings from nights and weekends - now unable to work), so that she can actually keep her business going, which pays her rent and puts food on the table for the kids. Thanks in advance.