01-29-2014, 12:29 PM
- Join Date
- Mar 2010
Dads make up 17.4% of single, custodial parents in the U.S., according to the 2007 Census, and thus get less attention for their role in child rearing, as opposed to the overwhelming majority of custodial single mothers who make up the remaining 83.6%
Study 1: MASS
2100 cases where fathers sought custody (100%)
5 year duration
29% of fathers got primary custody
65% of fathers got joint custody
7% of mothers got primary custody
Study 2: MASS
700 cases. In 57, (8.14%) father sought custody
67% of fathers got primary custody
23% of mothers got primary custody
Study 3: MASS
500 cases. In 8% of these cases, father sought custody
41% of fathers got sole custody
38% of fathers got joint custody
15% of mothers got sole custody
Study 4: Los Angeles
63% of fathers who sought sole custody were successful
Study 5: US appellate custody cases
51% of fathers who sought custody were successful (not clear from wording whether this includes just sole or sole/joint custody)
The study concluded:
The high success rate of fathers does not by itself establish gender bias against women. Additional evidence, however, indicates that women may be less able to afford the lawyers and experts needed in contested custody cases (see “Family Law Overview”) and that, in contested cases, different and stricter standards are applied to mothers.
- Join Date
- Mar 2010
01-29-2014, 04:42 PM
I have to agree with this article.
I work with a grown woman who willingly left her husband and 3 year old daughter to move in with a guy at work who she was having an affair with. This "other man" hated kids, and he would only let her move in with him if she agreed to cease all contact with her daughter. She chose this "other man" over her daughter, divorced her husband and never looked back.
Fast forward 15 years, the relationship with the "other man" didn't work out. She's tried to rebuild her relationship with her daughter. At first, her daughter was happy to have her mom back in her life, but with time, she couldn't get past the resentment. They lead separate lives now.
Whenever a new person starts working here, everyone spills the secret. Her reputation is pretty much ruined and everyone talks about her leaving her daughter for a man.
01-30-2014, 05:36 PM--Odysseus
Sic Hacer Pace, Para Bellum.
Before you can do things for people, you must be the kind of man who can get things done. But to get things done, you must love the doing, not the people!
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