Q: How can I keep my son's mother's boyfriend from keeping my son while she is gone to work? I have joint custody of my son
You might not be able to. If there is a custody order which gives the mother certain custodial time, she still has to "live her life" during her custodial time, which would likely include working. The same applies with you - you might have to work or might have some other commitment during your custodial time, and you will have to work out alternate childcare (family, romantic partner, daycare, etc). The mother should have very little control over how you work out childcare, just as you should have very little control over how she works out childcare.
If the boyfriend is not a suitable person to watch the child, you can file a motion to modify based on this individual. If you work from home and can supervise your child, this also might be grounds to file a motion to modify.
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