10 January 2013 0 Comments

Divorce and children

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Once upon a time, a typical outcome of a divorce case was that the mother, if she was a fit parent, got primary custody of the children while the father was granted visitation rights.  The father paid child support to the mother.

Today, this is not always the case.  When it comes to a child custody case, the gender of the parent is irrelevant.  The court looks at the family situation and makes a decision based on what is going to benefit the children most – their best interests.

In most cases, children are more attached to the parent who is their primary caregiver – the one who takes care of them during the day, prepares their meals, buys their clothes, nurses them when they are sick, bathes them, etc.

If you are facing divorce and custody battles, contact an experienced Riverside Divorce attorney who understands what factors the court will consider and can clearly articulate your interests and rights as they relate to your children.

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