Imagine telling a 5-year-old child, “I am going to choose which of your parents will go away so that you will see the parent only occasionally.”
“You mean that Mom and I won’t be able to make cookie dough together? Or Dad and I won’t be able to ride our bikes together?” The average child would be reduced to tears.
So why do our family courts suppose that this is the best arrangement for children after parents separate or divorce? Contrary to popular belief, the family courts still award sole physical custody to one parent, usually the mother, over 80% of the time, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Read more . . .