I was married for 16 years and out of the blue my husband told me he wanted a divorce. We have 2 younger children ages 5 & 8, I have been a stay at home mom the whole time, and I opened a childcare in my home. The father was always working, going on hunting trips, out with friends, never around, while I did all the child rearing and school activities doctors appts, etc,,,, He is fighting me for custody, he also has a 16 year old daughter that lives 12 miles away and totally abandoned her, hasnt seen or talked to her in 3 years, just pays support. She has recently contacted me and her and I talk alot, and says how she has tried calling her father but he will not answer or return her calls. Where is the logic in disowning one child and thinking you can parent 2 younger ones. We have our final court hearing in 3 weeks, I sure hope the judge will see that he is not the right parent/person to have custody.