Parenting time schedule
(Beaver Fall, PA)
Help! My ex and I are going back to court to try once again to work out a schedule. He has 8 overnights a month. He is an otr driver and out of state much of the time. I have tried very hard to work with him and tried to be flexible in my schedule but often I will only get a 2 day notice and then he expects me to drop everything and accommodate him. Recently he told me (2 day notice) that he wanted to take his vacation time which is 14 days instead of the 8 days. Once he takes my daughter I will not see her again until the 8 days is up or in this case the 2 weeks. Although the court has told him it is parenting time, not girlfriend time, he will often leave our daughter with the girlfriend and go back on the road rather than return her to me. I've had to change dentist appointments, she has missed school events etc. because he will not take her. I need some suggestions from those in the trucking world to help me find a parenting time schedule that works. I cannot continue for the next 13 years to not plan my life and my daughters for fear he will just show up and demand his parenting time and then I get in trouble for "denying him parenting time". There has been twice this summer when I had booked hotels only to find out he came home on that exact weekend. I try to give him advance notice but it doesn't matter, he doesn't try to work around it - or maybe he just can't. It just seems like he could talk to his boss and explain the situation and work something out. I am sure the company he works for which is national has this scenerio and has to work with it. How do others of you work parenting time out?