My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Illinois
My ex and I have joint custody of my son but she has residential custody. I have visitation 2 nights a week (after work around 5 ish until 8:00 pm) and one night a week on the weeks I get my son for the weekend (every other). Occasionally (maybe once a month) I am not able to pick him up for one of my weekly 3 hour visits. I usually can give her at least a weeks notice.
My issue is she feels if I canít make it, it is my responsibility to find someone who can watch him those few hours. Iím not trying to abuse it but isnít that her responsibility as the residential parent? She feels like I am keeping her from moving on with her life. She doesnít feel she should have to cancel her plans because of me, (even if she doesnít have any). One thing to add is I donít really have anyone available to watch him, which she knows, but feels thatís not her problem
What is the Illinois law regarding this. Nothing this specific is discussed in my order. If I canít make a visit, arenít I just forfeiting that visit or am I responsible to make arrangements any time I am unable to make it.