How would a custody battle work between both parties that live in different states? The mother would live in Maryland and the father would live in Pennsylvania. The father wants it his way "equal everything" he wants him 6 months back and forth when the child is born. I (the mother don't think this is appropriate) since I don't agree with his terms I'm making this "difficult " What should I do or expect? The father was gonna sign the birth certificate at the hospital till I told him 50/50 equal everything is impossible and not appropriate and him and I would have to agree to something different. Please help thank you!