Monday, February 8, 2010

More Fathers Awarded Primary Child Custody Following Divorce

Is 50/50 unfair?

This breakdown has become increasingly common in divorce cases involving children, where fathers who seek primary physical custody are now awarded primary custody about 50 percent of the time, according to Working Mother Magazine. Should we be surprised by this? On the face, it seems fair, but some casual digging reveals just how jarring this is for the family law system.

Traditionally, mothers could expect a certain degree of sympathy in child custody cases. They were widely considered the nurturing parent -- packing lunches and bandaging scrapes while the father worked. When marriages fell apart and parents sought custody, the mother often had the stronger case.

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For more information, contact the Family Law Offices of Renee M. Marcelle at (415) 456-4444, or online at


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