Have any of you had to deal with custody issues when both parents live in separate states? I plan on consulting an attorney in the next two months, but focusing on finding a pediatrician first.
Since there's nothing in my life to cause me to lose primary custody, I'm assuming a judge will not make me get on a plane with a newborn/infant and fly to see him or make me drop off a newborn/infant to him in another state for an extended period of time. I presume if BD wants to see the baby, he will have to make the effort to fly/drive here and see him/her on designated times set by the court. For example, he can have baby once a month for a weekend here, etc. Also does anyone know WHEN the baby will be allowed to go with him on his own completely apart from me? I presume it would be a few months at least, if not longer.
Thanks in advance for any first hand experience you guys can pass on. I'm absolutely dreading having to deal with this aspect of being a single parent. but know I will have to face facts.
On a funny side, BD has been pestering me with emails and I let him know once I got the registry together I would send to him in case he wanted to buy anything for baby. He wrote back and said, "good idea. i will send you mine so baby can have things from mommy and daddy at our houses." HUH? Do you honestly think baby is going to be one month with me, one month with you 1,000 miles apart or anything even remotely like that!?!? I thought it was the most hilarious thing ever, but hey...if he thinks that...let him...because that tells me he hasn't consulted with an attorney.
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