My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Idaho
My fiance has joint custody of his son for the last 2 years. For the last 6 months it's been more like 50/50 then 35/65. He is a GREAT dad and we have a wonderful family. 6 weeks ago the ex moved and we moved to a some what near by city with her.
We get the child ever other week for 5 days. We want to have him every other week for the full 7, because when we take the child back 2 hours away the child spends the rest of the week in child care. We want 50/50 till he starts Kindergaden in 2 years were we will no longer have the option to spend as much time with the child. The child loves being with us and cries when we have to take him back to Sun valley from Boise.
The mother also has frauded us through the health and welfare system so we have to take the proof of payment to the judge from before the divorce was finalized. Also the mother takes some of our visitation occasionaly and refuses to make it up as ordered in the decreee. The mother constantly uses the child as a pawn and a tool to hurt us. We have offered and hired mediation but she refuses!!!!
We are know scouting for an attorney that is affordable as we are concerned the mother might drag this out. We would like to make the case as short and sweet as possible.
What are important things to do and say in court to insure we win this case? I see all these cusotdy books of advice. Please give us much info as what the judge will look for to decide?