Ely, thank you for your response.
In this situation, the language in the orders are clear, but the parents are in dispute about changes to the alternating schedule of days each one has the child.
One parent (the father) asked for the other parent (the mother
) to care for the child during one of his scheduled weekends, then took the liberty to “take” the following weekend from the mother without overt consent (the father adjusted a google document without clear representation and the mother inadvertently “agreed” to the “swapping” of weekends without realizing.) Simultaneously, the father reduced the amount of time for the mother by one day during the weekend that the mother is providing coverage for him, along with changing the week day schedule in the process.
The mother is now facing an unclear weekday schedule, for 2 weeks, making it difficult to preform her job as she cannot travel for work as a result, and not seeing her child for 2 weekends in a row causing hardship.
What actions should the mother take to; a) see her child, and b) not be seen by the courts as not caring about the child which is a claim the father has been making to further limit her time with the child (the mother has not challenged the father in the past due to abuse and fear of reprisal, and not having a Parent Coordinator to help.)