It is too hard to speculate as to what a Judge may decide. But under these facts, I doubt it will be a 50-50 custody arrangement. You need to retain an experienced family law attorney.
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The court will attempt to give both parents equal access to the children. There are exemptions.
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There are a number of factors the court will look at in determining the custody arrangement. The child is not in school yet, so that ways more in favor of 50-50 residential custody (unless you two live near each other), however, because the child is a baby, and is breast feeding, that weighs against 50-50 custody. Also, compounded with the fact that the baby has medical needs, and the father has not attended a doctors appointment , it is more unlikely that the father will get 50% parenting time. What it will come down to is what is in the best interest of the child. The judge, is unlikely to say that a father should get no visitation with the child unless he poses some type of threat. If you are just keeping the baby away from the father, and not allowing the father to visit, that is grounds for a judge to give you less visitation, and in some situations, even change primary residential custody to the father.
It is important that you contact a child custody/ family law attorney to discuss your situation in further detail. Good luck.
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Custody and parenting time decisions are made based upon what is in the best interests of the child. The starting point is that the child will benefit from having both parents involved in his life, but this does not mean there will be or should be 50-50 parenting time. If you have not done so yet, you should consult with an attorney ASAP.
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