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Does Gender Factor into Which Parent Gets Child Custody?

Last updated 6 years ago

Many people wonder whether or not there is any gender bias toward one parent versus the other when it comes to child custody. Courts are generally impartial and look at the full scope of evidence presented. By itself, gender should not advantage one parent over the other.

However, family law proceedings may favor the parent who is currently the primary caretaker of the child. Historically, a woman filling this role had an advantage over her husband. However, stay-at-home dads and involved fathers are now being awarded custody at much higher rates. Learn more about gender biases in custody determination by watching this video.

Maximizing time with your children is the ultimate goal of custody hearings. If you are a California resident thinking about divorce, the experienced attorneys at Moreno Family Law can help you negotiate for more time with your children. Call us at (408) 266-9011 to schedule a free consultation with a San Jose family law attorney that can help with child custody cases.


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