Are mothers presumed to be better caregivers?

Fathers, in most senses, are the same as mothers. They care for their children, support them financially and protect them when they can. The only real difference between a father and mother is that the mother is the one who has to give birth to a biological child. Even then, fathers are a part of that process, too.

That's why it's so strange that mothers were favored in custody cases for so long. Despite the fact that both men and women can be strong caregivers, many men were left with limited time to see their children.

Is custody still given in favor of mothers?

No, which is what's so great about living in today's society. Over time, people in power have realized that it's not fair to assume that women will be better at caring for children than men. They've changed laws to allow men and women to share parenting responsibilities after divorce. In many cases, 50-50 parenting schedules are now commonplace.

Regardless of your gender, you can be a good parent. That's something that has to stand out in your case. Your attorney will do everything in their power to make sure that you aren't treated unfairly during your custody battle. There should not be a bias that a woman makes a better parent, and any sense of bias should mean that the case is moved to a different judge. Your attorney will help you prepare for court and do all they can to protect your right to be with your child now and after your divorce.

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