I recently opened a child custody case asking for sole custody of my 4 month old daughter. I wouldn't mind sharing joint custody with my ex husband if it wasn't for the fact that he smokes pot throughout the day and is against vaccines. My concern is that he just wouldn't be able to take care of my baby if he's high most of the day and also is putting her at risk of contracting diseases that can be prevented with vaccines. I do however encourage him to be involved in my child's life but I ultimately want to be responsible for any decisions made. We were unable to reach an agreement through mediation and we will have to face court in the upcoming months. I know it can vary from case to case but do you know how long a case like this one can last? How many appearances?