In most of the forum questions I've read, all opinions seems to be what's in the best interest of the child. My husband has 2 children (9) with his ex-wife and we have 1 together. They have had the same custody of children arrangement in place from the beginning, which is in a 4 week rotation, every Monday, 3 out of 4 Fridays and every 2nd Saturday, so we have 1 weekend free. Recently for about a month, 1 child was sick every week and that child wanted to stay with their mum rather than us, and we agreed to it. Now their mother has said that we need to have them every weekend for the rest of the year to make up for the time she had them. So for the last 3 months we have not had a weekend free, which has been stressful. I would like a better structure in place to avoid these issues Things have changed since the original arrangement was put in place, but my husband doesn't think Family Court would agree to any change. We struggle at times to have his children want to stay with us as they prefer staying with their mum. I feel that all the moving around isn't good for the children as the days are so mixed up. We would like all 5 days in 1 group but the ex-wife won't allow it. I am being selfish here too, the most important thing for me is that I would like some stability for our child. Does the family court take into consideration a child from a 2nd marriage or is it only the children from the 1st marriage?