Thank you for your question
My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first
Who has her day to day care at the moment?
Do you both work full time?
So you have been the principal carer until now?
The law says that a child is entitled to spend time with both parents and the courts will enforce this of necessary.
However this does NOT mean that the time is shared 50/50 - just that as parents you are both expected to agree a plan that allows the child to spend time with both of you.
As a starting point you should try and discuss matters with your partner using Family Mediation
But if that fails then it is open to either of you to apply to the court for a Child Arrangement Order setting out what time the child spends with the father.
You can find out more on the website here
I hope that this is of assistance
Please ask if you need further details