yup, what others have said, unless he agrees sole custody won't happen unless very extreme grounds. Courts are moving away now from ordering 50/50 time I understand, particularly for young children, but the law says the child has a right to know and spend time with both parents.
Regarding interstate stuff, I agree with Amara. If no orders are in place, you can take the child interstate, but he can get a return order. Moving interstate with kids of a separation is I believe difficult, tho I haven't experienced this.
You can find the stastics given by the court > Shared Parental Responsibility Stastics - 2008/2009
It is only a small sample from the number of actual cases and it tells you the parametres that are used, so as with all stastics take it in light of what its restrictions are. You can see that there is an extremely small percentage of cases in which there is absolutely no contact.
20% of children have no contact with their father within 3 years of divorce, and 50% never visit their father's home, so probably not that hard. In my case I got sole custody the moment I told him I was pregnant - whoosh, he was off like rat up a drainpipe.
As others have said, it's very difficult under the new systems to get 'sole custody' as a Final Order.
He pays child support and he gave her some awesome genes, and I understand why he feels the way he does. But it is sad for both of them.
Which lawyers did you go through?
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