Thread: The big "D".
9/04/2012 9:14pm, #11
9/04/2012 9:20pm, #12
Here you go:
According to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), nearly 75 percent of all child custody awards are made to the mother. Only about 10 percent of child custody awards are made to fathers. The rest of the child custody awards involve some sort of joint custody arrangement.
Recent Census Bureau child custody statistics also indicate that nearly 40 percent of all noncustodial fathers have no access to or visitation rights with their children.
These stats are US wide and I am not trying to say they are 100% fact. There are your percentages and take them how you will.
Watch your wallet.
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9/04/2012 9:36pm, #13
You need to have your lawyer educate on the different types that exist.
Watch your wallet.
9/04/2012 9:37pm, #14
From my observations, women tend to lawyer up MUCH sooner than men. This does not work in our favor.
The guy will still be thinking maybe there is a way to split in a friendly manner while the woman has been documenting events favorable to her cause for months.Shut the hell up and train.
9/04/2012 9:40pm, #15
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- Feb 2009
- San Diego CA
My state is more father friendly than some others which has worked out well for me but not so well for my fiance. Her ex is a twice convicted felon and everytime he went to court he walked away with a little more custody and was working up to 50 percent.
In my state there are two forms of custody, physical and legal. When I first got divorced She had 100 percent physical and I got visitation. We each had 50 percent legal custody. So while I got to share the decisions about which school they went to and the like the children lived with her.
So as others have said..... Doccument everything, I mean everything. I would even record conversations (legal???). And lawyer.
PS. If you ever get the chance sit through some Family court sessions. Fucking hell there are a lot of fucked up families out there and sometimes the decisions handed out just make you go WTF.
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9/04/2012 9:44pm, #16
It was explained to me. Maybe not in the detail you are implying though as they knew what I wanted out of a possible custody battle, which is definitely not every other weekend and alternating holidays.
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9/04/2012 9:48pm, #17"Preparing mentally, the most important thing is, if you aren't doing it for the love of it, then don't do it." - Benny Urquidez
9/04/2012 9:53pm, #18
Ah, I was afraid that may be the case.
9/04/2012 10:02pm, #19
9/04/2012 10:05pm, #20
I'll agree in some areas it is getting better. In another 10 years it may be completely judged on the merits of the case. That would be nice.