I'm startled at the outcome you describe. Did you have a good and well-prepared attorney who you paid well? Are there other factors/issues that you haven't listed.
In general, an 8-month old should be seeing both parents several times per week. If there is a breast feeding issue, then that is a reason a Court might want to place the child primarily with the mother.
Regarding family violence, did you get an actual, written finding that the mother had committed FV against you? If so, you presumptively should be the SMC and she should have limited or supervised visits.
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Sounds like you are in either the 311th or 246th. Having the baby for 50 days when the other side did not agree means nothing. You should pay Jury fee and take the decision away from judge
Yes, and the facts as you presented them, make a strong case for you, please chat with local counsel on Monday, take care.
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If you are in Harris County, right now, your visitation can vary dramatically depending on the judge you are before.
If you read Mike Busby's answer, you got a very good idea of how 2 Harris county judges normally rule. In another court, one judge in temporary orders did a 50/50 split of a 10 day old baby.
In Harris County, I see lots of dads get custody. In depends on (1) the facts in the case (2) how the parties presented in front of the judge (3) the judge you were in front of (4) the attorney you hired and (5) luck.
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