Shared Custody with baby daddy

I've spoken to my baby's father about having shared custody. David (the father) works full time and I'm about to start working full time. Up to this point, I've had Paul (my son) most of the time while David gets him every other weekend. I came up with an idea that might make it easier for shared custody. David said he wished he would get to spend more time with our little boy, so I told him about Early Head Start near where he lives. It's hard to work full time, have a baby and studying and being a personal assistant for my dad. Not to mention crocheting a cute little shaun the sheep, trying to get into shape, cleaning up around the house and, as all women try to do, a little spa day so that I can look good :p Let's hope this works out

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    03/04/14
    4Katie
    I suggest you have a legal plan set up, even if it is friendly now, a legal plan is very important. I wish you luck in sharing custody. Parents who can get along and share custody are doing a great thing for their child.
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      03/04/14
      4Katie
      You don't need lawyers. In most state you can file the paperwork for a parenting plan and child support for free. It is even easier when both parents agree to the plan. I am divorced and my first two children are from my exhusband. I filed my entire divorce, child custody plan and child support all without a lawyer.
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      03/04/14
      4Katie
      Here is just one example of why a legal agreement is so important: Let's say your son is with his dad and his dad decides to keep him and not return him. Without a legal agreement the police will not be able to make him return your son to you, he can keep him.
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      03/04/14
      4Katie
      Ask your local police department about that. Ask them if they would enforce that. I have a feeling they wont and they will say that you have to take it to court. A judge will enforce that type of document, but not police.
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      03/04/14
      4Katie
      Not trying to argue, I just want to be sure you and your child are protected. I have seen parents who get along and then all the sudden something happens and with no legal agreement someone is always hurt and the child is always hurt too.
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