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How likely is it that father's get joint cutody in a divorce case?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:16 AM on Jun. 29, 2009 in Relationships

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  • Very likely now these days. If he is a good parent I see no reason why a father shouldn't.


    Answer by Anonymous at 10:17 AM on Jun. 29, 2009

  • Just as much as its likely a mother gets custody. It all depends. If he isnt abusive or neglectful. Custody will be split.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:17 AM on Jun. 29, 2009

  • If he is a good parent who wants to spend time with and see his kids, I would hope extremely likely.

    Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 10:18 AM on Jun. 29, 2009

  • yes, good father, but only asking for it to reduce child support? has anyone actually been through this? he has never had him one over-night, and we've been separated for 3 years now! so the only reason is so he doesn't have to pay child support, is that right? any feedback from someone who's been through this would help. thanx

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:39 AM on Jun. 29, 2009

  • Almost 100%, unless you can prove that he did something bad to the children. My friend got hit by her husband, and they still awarded him joint custody because he never hit the children.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:48 AM on Jun. 29, 2009

  • joint custody is no big deal. What you want is to be PRIMARY parent. You cn share all the legal/physical custody you want. But only ONE of you can be the primary parent. So, don't worry too much.

    Answer by samurai_chica at 11:47 AM on Jun. 29, 2009

  • Do you mean a 50/50 physical custody thing? Many have joint legal custody but one parent has primary physical custody. Either situation can work, depending on the adults and the rest of the situation. Like you said, though, with 50/50 physical if there is no child support...that can present problems too.

    Answer by BJoan at 2:52 PM on Jun. 29, 2009

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