Should Primary Custody go to a parent that doesn't work?
My cousin and I were talking about this the other day and we both agree that if BM or BD for that matter doesn't work they should not get primary custody because they are not able to financially support the child. We feel that it takes 2 parents to make a baby it should take 2 parents to raise a baby and pay for a baby. My cousin and I both know a few BMs out there that have primary custody of their kids but they are SAHM. I know one BM that is a SAHM to school age children. In their cases BF pay for CS. Some of the BM that we know also receive state/govt aid (housing, food stamps, medicaid etc.) Now I do know of some BF out there that have custody and are SAHD or that are going to school and the BM pay CS. Also just an FYI in the state that I live in CS is a formal that they calculate each parents income and how much the child lives with that parent. If a parent is not working then they put that parents income at minimum wage and 40 hours a week.
So my question is that should the courts give custody to the parent that is not working. Or should the courts step in and require that parent to get a job. Or should the parent that has a job get custody. I just wanted to know other people thoughts on this.