My question involves a child custody case from the State of: WI
One son turns 18 soon, the other son is 16. Paperwork was received in mail to both of us to modify child support if we want, since there is a child turning 18. I emailed father and asked him if he wanted to agree to someething or go to court about it. He said he would rathe go to court. I then emailed again and asked if I could have more time with the 16 year old. (Father has 69/31 custody) He said there was no change in circumstances and that he already gives me more time a lot.
Now, I really didn't want to go to court. I thought we could finally just agree on something. It has been 3 years since the order and in those 3 years I have been given much more time with our kids than the court order states. Order is 31% but I have had as much as almost 40% of the time. This past year I was short by 47 days, otherwise it would have been 50/50. Since we already have to get the child support modified, would it be in my best interests to file a modification of time as well? If I am getting more time, I would like to get it in writing also so the child support is reflective of that time. It seems I have been paying an extra $150/200 a month if you factor in the extra days I have had with the kids. I would love to ask for 50/50. Would that be feasible since I have already been getting more time or no?
Thanks for your help in advance. I am sure there will be follow up questions too.