Regarding the idea that when men battle for custody, then win.
Originally Posted by homewithtwinsmama
is this for full custody?? (wow!) or shared?
I'm not sure what to make of that statistic. I've read many times that when men do push for custody, they tend to win. This could be pure sexism, I suppose. But it doesn't make sense, since "regular" sexism says the children belong with the mother, so I doubt that's the issue. My guess is that very few men ever fight for custody, since most people, including parents, think the kids should be with their mother. So that would mean that the ones who DO fight for custody, more often than not, may have a legitimate reason to, as in, the mom may have major issues. Of course, sometimes they fight for it just because they both want the kids, or other times because the man wants to torture the woman, but I suspect those numbers are small.
So I guess I'm saying don't try and draw too many conclusions from that statistic in terms of how your own case may go. It may be based on unusual circumstances, so it may have no bearing at all in a more normal custody situation.