What if we agree about how to share custody? Do we have to go to court?

No!  Reaching a custody agreement privately has so many benefits for you and your child(ren)... and being able to stay out of court is one of them.  However, you should still make sure an attorney helps you draft the agreement so that it includes everything that it should and so that it conforms with your county's local rules.  Give me a call so we can discuss how we can put an enforceable Order in place without having to appear before a judge or master.