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Daniel - posted on 02/23/2015 ( 6 moms have responded )

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MOTHERS ALWAYS GET THE UPPER HAND IN CUSTODY 98 percent of the time its sad

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 02/25/2015

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I notice that Daniel hasn't bothered to respond. Perhaps he was pissed because he had steps to follow for his own custody/visitation for his kids, and he failed to do so?

Jodi - posted on 02/25/2015

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Raye, it was Daniel I was asking, because his statement isn't based on fact.

Raye - posted on 02/24/2015

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Jodi, not sure if you were talking to me or Daniel. I shouldn't say that it's anything close to EVEN yet, but it's not the 2% of fathers that get custody as Daniel claims. According to the Census bureau, in 2009, the percentage of custodial parents that were fathers was at 17.8% (http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/p60-...). In 2011 that number increased slightly to 18.3% (http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/p60-...). That is roughly 1 in every 5 or 6 fathers that have custody. Although father-only families do constitute the smallest number of families with children in the United States, they have been growing at a faster rate than mother-only families and two-parent families.

Jodi - posted on 02/24/2015

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Could you please show where you got this statistic from to back up your statement?

Raye - posted on 02/24/2015

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Mothers do not always get the upper hand in custody disputes. It has been evening out over the last decade or so. It depends on many factors. My husband has custody of his two children, and their mom gets visitation.

So what has happened to you that prompted you to post on this forum?

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