I have an parenting plan divorce decree that was in Lewis County Washington. The parenting plan divided my 3 children up, 2 live with me and 1 with my ex husband. I moved out of state after the divorce. The agreement for my ex husband to have our oldest son was based on assisting him in education and behavior. Since he's lived with my ex he has been failing school and been in huge trouble at school. I need to know how to go about getting custody of him. The other issues is my ex-husband gives me the run around each time he is to have the other 2 kids and im to have the oldest and he never takes the kids for spring break or winter break as its designated in the parenting plan. How do I move forward with fighting for custody. One more issue is my oldest son has stated to me that his step mother miss treats him in comparison to her biological son including discipline. He has told me of some physical punishments here he is hit with a metal spatula. I do not have proof but he seems to be on the verge of self destruction. I want him to be happy and succeed in school and I have not been given the 50/50 in his education which I have given to my ex with our other two. Please tell me what to do and how. I am an idaho resident and have been for 3 years.
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