Written by attorney Jeffrey Feulner

Is custody of the children automatically awarded to the mother?

Custody of children is not automatically awarded to the mother. In fact, what we have found is that there has been a movement towards equal time sharing, or substantial time sharing, which does allow for both parents to maintain a healthy relationship with their children. The studies show that that is actually much better for children to have both parents involved, particularly having fathers involved in their lives.

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