He may have a high priced attorney but that does not mean that you can not afford to hire an attorney…he’s trying to intimidate you. There are some attorneys that bombard the courts with delays and paperwork so that it congests the system and ends up costing more. If he’s retained an attorney that just means that he has paid that attorney for anything that comes up. Consult with an attorney and see what your options are before you lose hope. If you meet with one and do not like what they tell you, consult another. Consultations are usually reasonable and you can decide whether or not that attorney is willing to “fight” for you. You can file a motion to modify custody and request more visitation time. There are some on here that have done that recently.
Many more judges are looking to award more equal custody and visitations. Trying to gain equal custody is going to be easier than trying to gain full custody because you are not attempting to rearrange the child’s entire life, only trying to be more involved.
If there has been no history of abuse or neglect and the current custody situation is by agreement instead of court order then the ex will have to explain his position on not allowing their mother to take a more active part in their lives. The courts do not particularly like parents that keep children away from the other parent.