My ex and I have attended 2 mediation sessions and we weren’t able to agree on legal/physical custody; so the mediator advised us we’ve been set for a hearing in April and the judge will evaluate/award temporary custody at that time. During mediation, his suggestions continued to grant him control over my whereabouts and who I spend my time with - simply because my daughter is with me. My suggestions maintained healthy boundaries and eliminated miscommunication between us.
Is this the time to offer witnesses and affidavits of testimony? Or what exactly happens, what’s the format, of a temp custody hearing?
My ex was abusive/controlling and is now acting like he’s the model citizen and daddy-dearest. Although I believe he should continue to be a part of my daughter’s life (she’s only 2), I don’t feel it’s in her best interest to be in his custody full time. He has a history of making irrational/impulsive/emotional/irresponsible decisions that could negatively impact her. He also has a major heart condition that, in his alimony complaint, he says could cause him sudden death (so he can’t work); but if that’s the case, it’s not safe for my daughter to be with him full time, since he lives alone.
We currently share time with my daughter every other week, which isn’t ideal but it’s been working for the past year, since we separated.
Although not common, I want to petition the court for sole legal custody and joint physical custody; but I don’t know a solid argument to support that. He and I don’t agree on anything; and anything I suggest, he immediately opposes - it’s still all about control/narcissistic behavior.
Not sure if I’ve actually asked anything clearly, but suggestions??