Fight it, if you think that's best. Keep very detailed records of interactions with the dad and of visits/calls if any, like taracv said above. Be prepared, you may have to be willing to compromise, where maybe you retain physical custody and he gets assigned regular visitation for a period of time. Then the judge may want to revisit this is, say 6-8 months, to decide on final custody terms. If this visitation schedule happens, it will be especially important to keep detailed records mentioned above. And don't tell dad you're keeping these records, you don't want him to change what he would normally be like because he knows you're watching him like a hawk. Check with your lawyer to validate these suggestions and maybe get others.
at 2:22 PM on Jul. 21, 2008