After a full five years of peaceful co-parenting my ex has decided he wants 50/50 visitation of our two girls (ages 11 & 6).
Up until now he has seen them every second weekend, choosing not to exercise his weekly visits (overnights) as it wasn't compatible with his work schedule.
I've always made do, with daycare, family, babysitters, as I also work shift work and know how difficult it can be.
So, I guess my question is this - honestly what are the odds of this going in his favour?
I am remarried for the last three years, and he is engaged to be married this fall.
As a side note - he owes me over $10,000 in back support.
I've already contacted my lawyer and I guess I'm in waiting mode to see what he does.
I feel absolutely sick to my stomach that after all this time, and minimal interest - he thinks he can swoop in and take them half the time.
PS - I did offer many suggestions to increasing his overnights and visitation. He wasn't even willing to negotiate. 50/50 or nothing...
Any advice, tips, commiseration appreciated.