Father and mother were so “embattled and embittered” that there was change in circumstances sufficient to warrant change in existing joint custody arrangement, pursuant to which father had primary physical custody of child, to award mother primary physical custody; while parties were able to stipulate to prior custody arrangements, they were unable to do so in instant proceedings, father alleged that mother was unwilling to cooperate with him by scheduling medical and mental health appointments for child without his consent, mother did not dispute parties’ inability to cooperate and communicate, and psychiatrist’s evaluation revealed “significant amount of tension” between parties and confirmed consistent and ongoing fighting between them.
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