And back to the 50/50 and you then implying I wouldnt have to pay child support....is this true? And again - what is your definition of 50/50. I figured I would have to pay child support regardless....unless I was the one he spent the most time with
50/50 means the child will spend half the time with you, and half the time with the mother. Can't really say who will have to pay CS to whom without knowing specifics of your finances and those of your STBX, but if you do have to pay any CS it sure will be less for 50% custody than if she gets residential custody and you get the EOW type deal.
You may think you will be saving money with paying for just one attorney but it may easily cost you a lot more, long term, if you do.
Stop listening to your STBX and get your own [local] lawyer.
Whenever you think divorce is bad, remember there are worse things than divorce.