My question involves a child custody case from the State of: CA
A brief history: My daughter is 10 years old and her father (NCP) and I were never married. In March 2010, the court ordered 50/50 legal. I have physical custody while her father has visitations every Wednesday until 8pm and every other weekend. I returned to full-time employment in March 2012 and my daughter attends an on school site childcare before and after school. She was also attending this same childcare from K through 2nd grades while her father and I were working at the time.
Her father dropped out of sight and ceased picking her up approximately 4 months after court ordered custody in July 2010. While he began showing up sporadically at her Spring softball tournaments (March 2011), he did not resume his visitation schedule and disappeared again when softball season ended (June 2011).
He showed up unexpectedly at my door in April 2012 and expressed his desire to spend time with our daughter. We mutually agreed that it was in our daughter's best interest to implement a gradual process of once per week on Wednesdays only. As of three weeks ago, we are fully in compliance with court-ordered visitation schedule.
Also three weeks ago, the court ordered him to pay his fair share of childcare cost in pursuant to CA Family Law Code 4062.a.1. He has since threatened to seek modification of custody to give him every weekday from afterschool from 2pm to 5pm so that we do not incur any childcare cost.
What are the chances of the court increasing his visitation time when he has failed to exercise his 13% until recently? He has proven to be unreliable and I would still continue daughter's enrollment in childcare as a contingency plan until he proves otherwise in the near future. Please advise. Thanks.