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My ex is a lorry driver and wants to see his children 50% of

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my ex is a lorry driver and wants to see his children 50% of the time , up until now he has had every weekend, but now he wants more. im quite happy to let him have the children 50 % of the time , however feel im entitled to every other weekend to spend "quality" time with my children aswell. he wants a arangement 4 days on and 4 days off as per his work contract however this means , week 1 they would go monday to thursday , week 2 they would go tuesday to friday, week 3 they would go wensday to saturday etcetc until we completed a 7 week cycle. i feel this prevents me from having a consistent career and provides no regular routine. especially for the children to understand, would a court be in favour of this proposed contact ? i have proposed 4 day/ 3 day split each week then the following week we switch so he has 4 days i have 3 , so that there is a 2 week cycle and routine. which would a court favour?
HiThank you for your questionMy name is***** shall do my best to help you but I need some further information firstHow old are the children?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
5 year old boy and 3 year old girl
Can they cope with the shared care in this way?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
i think they could cope with shared care, however it needs to be routine. as long as they know were they are going and when they seem quie content. however i cant see how his plan is any kind of routine from their perspective ...
My apologies for the delay - I was offline for longer than expected.Given their ages then you are correct the only way shared care will work is if there is a clear routine so that they know which days they should be whereIndeed arguably even your proposal could cause some confusion - but your suggestion is mor elikely to work for the children than his and the Court will recognise this.The Court will also agree that you are entitle to weekends withyour childrenThe starting point is for your and your ex to discuss matters using Family Mediation - then if you cannot agree your ex will have to apply to the Court for a Child Arrangement Order - and the priority for the court is the needs of the childrenI hope that this is of aassistance - please ask if you need further details. Clare
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