I agreed to joint custody even though he hasnt spoken to me or had interest in his daughter for over a year. i also agreed to every other weekend and the odd years for holidays. She can also start spending the night with him once she is a year old.
I want to change the decision of her staying over night to when shes a older and can start expressing herself and also not to have every single holiday..
Also could he get the child support lowered now because all of a sudden hes showing interest ???
Although you have a right to change your mind, the court may not allow it. That is why it would be to your benefit to consult with a local family law attorney. And yes, if he is more involved with his child, his support may go down. Good luck!
If the mediation agreement has not yet been submitted to the court you can call mediation and ask that it not be filed. If it has already been filed you may have a difficult time as it has become a court order. If you go into the hearing and let the judge know you changed your mind he/she may allow you to go forward on those issues but there is no guarantee. you should consult with a local attorney as he or she will be better able to advise you as to how the judges in your community handle things like this. As for child support, one of the factors is timeshare so if he is spending more time than he was originally credited with his support obligation could go down.
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Just to go along with the other answers, joint custody is the presumption so it is an uphill battle for a parent where both are involved to argue against it. Considering you were agreeing to overnight visits then there really is no reason it should not be joint. Arguing against it at this point may be futile and actually damage your case.
This is just my opinion and not a comprehensive answer. You assume the risk because this answer may not apply to your situation depending on the facts.
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