If there are concerns about a parent’s care of a child, or extreme conflict between the parents, the Court can appoint a Child and Family Investigator, or “CFI.”
Once joint decision making is established, it is very difficult to undo, and in the meantime, you may be opening the door to ongoing conflicts.
It’s common for kids to have behavior issues before or after transitions. You may see some more pushing boundaries than usual, or some sadness or acting out. It’s the parents’ job to not exacerbate those issues.