My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Massachusetts
I have a question im posting for a friend.. the father has visitation every weekend , the court order states he is to pick them up from the mothers house at 4 pm every Friday , and drop them off at 6 pm every Sunday. it was followed to the letter for several months, now it has been he is not showing at 4, and waiting till 10am-12pm on Saturday to show up.. and a few times has said he is gonna drop them back off several hours later, or at 8pm on Saturday Night *edit* also there is very little to no warning that he will not be showing up.. maybe an hour before , to 30 mins after they were supposed to be picked up , she will get a text, as for drop off's he will text her when he is on the way.. maybe 10-15 min notice time.
The question is , its very disruptive for the children , who do want to see him, but disruptive to the mother as well , she has had to call out of work several times and lost a job due to him not showing up ( on several occasions the father will not pick up/ drop off the children unless the mother is present) So , would she in fact be denying his visitation if she does not give the children to him , once he is "late" (she is fine for allowing up to an hour for a "grace" period) for visitation? She would like to do things on the weekends with the kids , if he is not going to follow the order . Also it's like she has to wait at home and by the phone in case he decides to do whatever he wants and drop them at anytime he feels like it
Also he does insist on calling the police on every Friday and Sunday , to "document" the exchange, and has gone so far to get there at the appointed time, then wait in the car for 30-40 more minutes until an officer shows up
any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated