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Does the court usually award the mother most custody when an 8 month old child is at stake when there are no issues with the mom

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If mom wants 85% custody (dad gets her for a few 4 hour visits per week) no over nights. She is 8 months old. Does the court usually find that this is suitable, or do they sometimes do 50 % 50% at this age?

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  1. for an 8 mos old, the court will want the baby to be with her primary caregiver most of the time, but see her other caregiver frequently and for short periods of time, say 2 hrs a day after her nap. until she is 1 yr old. As the child gets older, the court will usually increase time with the other parent, possibly 50 / 50, though this is still not the norm.

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