What is the name of your state? Massachusetts
My husband and I are separated. We have not done anything regarding divorce or custody. We have a 6 month old boy. I heard that my husband cannot take him overnight until he is one year old. Is this true? He has been taking him every other weekend and when his nights off fall on a weekend, he takes him overnight. We both agreed to abide to a certain schedule for our son. (i.e. 7:30pm relax-time, 8:00pm in bed) My husband had him out until 10:30pm the other night because he stated, if he can bring our son out with him, he will. I believe for the best interest of our son right now, he does not take him overnights. My husband is very selfish and will put himself first rather than his son. How do I start the process of a custody/visitation agreement? How does this work? Do I need to retain a lawyer for this or is this something a lawyer can charge hourly for? Is there such a law that states no overnight visits until 1 year old? I am so new to this divorce/custody stuff, I am very scared and I have so many questions, is there a place in Massachusetts that I can go to to get answers without having to pay someone? I want to make sure what I say to my husband is true by law. Thanks.