I live in one state but have a three-month-old baby that lives in another state with her mother.
I’m very concerned about how the courts will split parenting time between the mother and me.
Can joint custody be given in this situation? How would that work when we live in separate states?
While I am not licensed to practice law in your state, I can give some general guidance on this issue.
Generally, if you are living in a different state than your child, the courts will not award you split parenting time.
What that means is that you will not have the traditional every-other-weekend and one-night-a-week visitation or really a schedule anywhere near that. What the court will likely do is let you visit the baby whenever you are in the baby’s state, and once the baby gets older and is in school, then the child will be able to visit with you in your state during summer breaks and holidays.
Again, each case is different and if you can work out a schedule with your ex, I would suggest you try that first.
Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than divorce tips for men, so please consult a domestic litigation attorney in your area to obtain specific advice as to the laws in your state and how they impact your potential case.