How will the following affect a requested change in visitation? Currently the father only has supervised visits an hour a week due to a (second) domestic violence conviction, but may request weekends.
We live several hours apart, and I pay a quarter of my income for gas to bring my child to the visits, which take place at the only visitation center in this part of the state.
He has not payed child support in three months, has not complied with an order to search for a job, failed to inform DSS of temporary employment at the beginning of the year. Support is scheduled to be recalculated at the beginning of next month, after being continued four times.
If he is unable to pay child support, unable to work consistently, and therefore cannot afford a crib or general supplies for the child (and besides lives in a studio apartment with little room for a crib), would he be allowed to have weekend visits? If I have to pay for gas and he does not pay child support to help, will that affect any proposed weekend visits?