mother will not entertain projecting circumstances and creating a "step up" parenting plan with parenting times. she and i can perhaps agree to reasonable visitation until age 2 or something after he's done breastfeeding but not beyond. i do not want to make a parenting plan to become court order that leaves my ability to seek much more parenting time ate age 4 or 8 or 12 open to chance, or reliant on my showing some "material change of circumstance and going back and forth to court. i do see her point. how can negotiating a lifetime parenting plan be practical for a newborn? must we speculate and fight over 5 or 10 years from now, right now? how much chance do i stand at 50/50 later if i settle for 10% now because he's on the breast. what do i do?
Do not wait. It would be a mistake. Regarding breast feeding, that's what pumps are for. You need to assert your rights now. It is unclear whether this child was born out of wedlock, if so, then you need to file a petition in Juvenile Court. You can still negotiate, by why begin from a weak position? You need to retain a seasoned family law attorney if you have not done so already.
It's unclear whether this is a divorce or a non-marital custody matter. You should not settle for less time in either case. You need to seek legal counsel and file a petition and meanwhile attempt mediation as soon as possible.
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