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OK. 50/50 care does not work in all cases. And it also require, in my experience, a good working relationship between parents.
If you don't think this is in your daughter's best interests, then stick to your guns.
There's no legal presumption that this should be in her best interests.
Just be clear about the reasons why, and focus on her needs in the arguments that you put forward to the mediator.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Just stick to your guns - if your proposal is reasonable then make it clear to the mediator that this is in the best interests of you child. Be prepared that this will go to court though - he won't back down I don't imagine.
Yes, his past aggression is something you can raise, but the court may not find it relevant to the child arrangements if you are separated and this does not pose a direct risk to your daughter.
50/50 is becoming more common than before, but it's still not the 'norm' - and each case is decided on an individual basis.
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