Wife had an affair, we are getting a divorce. I’m allowing her to keep the marital home in order to minimize the trauma to our kids. We have one small child and I have a step-son 16 from her previous marriage.
She’s stating she wants Full Physical Custody of the little one and shared legal custody. She has no problem with liberal visitation as I’ll live close by. Because of my work (I travel) I cannot assume full physical custody myself without quitting my job and then losing the sole support for our family would likely not be favorable to the courts.
Is the fact that I travel considered a detriment to my position? What rights am I giving up agreeing to giving her Full Physical with the Visitation spelled out vs arguing over 50/50 even though logistically I would be unable to keep my child 50% of the time unless I find a new job? As long as I have shared legal I can have a say in medical, school, religion and other important matters of my child’s life? Also, I can prevent her moving out of state?
Lastly, the step-son has been my son for 12 years. He’s estranged from his father. I assume however since he was not adopted that I have no rights to him legally or for visitation?