hi back on here again and this question is for a very good friend of mine.
My friend would like to know what child access her husband is likely to have? husband has left the FMH. Child is 20 months old and she works Monday Tuesday and alternative wednesdays.
He works Mon to Friday with wednesday off plus additional evening and weekend work.
He wants access every wed overnight thursday in the week and alternative weekends.
My friends concern is that his parents will be the ones looking afther the child and she doesnt herself work on a thursday, but her ex does not seem willing to negotaite the days through solicitors.
What would her ex get in court ? are these days more than what he would get? would the court take into account who is looking afther the child as both parents are in ill health.
Are they likely to take into account the working patterns of both parents?
Also on another note would a history of mental illness in her family and a domestic dispute which resulted in a caution of assault against her husband when the marriage broke down, result in her husband gain more access or even joint custody. Please note social services investigated at the time and closed the case without any action
If he is at work he cannot look after the child. It sounds reasonable access in all honesty and in her position (if I didn''t want the in laws looking after the child) I would put in writing how he expects to look after the child when he is at work. If he has a lawyer that should probably be the end of it. The rest of the access sounds fine and the grandparents can have access when he does.