I want to at least talk to a marriage counselor before I sign them but he refuses. I just want an opportunity to see if things can be fixed.
There should be a notice with the papers that you received that informs you that you have a right to ask for counseling. If you want to seek counseling, you should ask for it. The court can enforce up to 3 sessions of counseling if one party makes the request. You do not have to sign a consent to divorce if this is not what you want.See question
A year ago my husband won a petition for more custody going from 1 overnight per week to every other weekend and one week night per week. Cusody Master recommend he return in 4+ months to file again for shared 50% (14 overnights per month) saying...
The presumption in PA under the new Custody guidelines is for shared custody. Masters will sometimes look the childs' preference and interview the child- especially with an older child . Masters and Judges' differ on what they consider an appropriate age to discuss matter with child.See question