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Before my ex remarried, we had a wonderful co-parenting relationship for four years. We never had to follow the standard custody possession order as we managed to work out a schedule that was in the best interest of the kids. He moved into my neighborhood and he rarely took advantage of all the time he was entitled to. He was always bringing them back early during his weekend visitation and committed countless "parenting fails"-forgetting to pick them up, being a no-show for field trips he had volunteered for, being sporadic with child support payments, quitting his job and losing their health insurance....
now that this new woman is in the picture, she's taken the reigns and insists on following the divorce decree to the tee. He has the kids under her care while he's at work when they could/should be with their own mother. The kids are confused by, and not happy with, this new schedule and often complain "again!? we were just there last weekend!!"
Do I have any recourse in the courts to argue that this situation has changed simply because of this new intruder and that he has no right to enforce this decree after being a basically, dead-beat dad for four years?