A: Like most legal answers, it depends. If he signs "the papers" you will both need to sign the documents to waive the final hearing, and the settlement agreement. Besides that, those papers and some others will have to be filed with the Court before everything is finalized. I suggest you contact a local divorce attorney to discuss your options if you haven't already done so. Good Luck. JR Emerson, Indianapolis Divorce Attorney
A: You can negotiate any number of nights with the mother, I am assuming that she has primary custody. In general, the minimum is 1x per week, and every other weekend. If you want to spend more time with your child you can work with the mother or tell the Judge that you want more time. If you do go to court you will want to show the Judge why spending more time with you is in the child's best interest. Speak to an attorney to learn more.