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You two should come up with an agreement you both sign, and have it notarized. You never know when a "what if" situation could arise and you BOTH want to feel you made the right decisions for your child in the best frame of mind. My sister and her ex were fine until recently. They had a verbal agreement but at the behest of his new (ex-con) girlfriend, he has stolen the child and is refusing to let my sister speak to either he or the child. They are both on the birth certificate with nothing more than a verbal agreement. The child has primarily lived with my sister and she has been good about visitation. Point is, you never know when something might suddenly change. It is ALWAYS good to protect the child by protecting BOTH your rights. It is even better if you are still friendly when you create an original agreement with the child's best interests in mind.