Is There Any Legal Reason Fathers Shouldn’t Be Awarded Child Custody?

By Judith S. Charny
March 19, 2015

There seems to be a growing trend in the area of custody. For years, it used to be the mother of the child(ren) would more often be the primary residential parent. This was especially true with young children. Today, there is a growing trend for parents to share residential custody 50/50 and for more fathers to be named the primary residential parent. Both parties have equal rights to custody and parenting time of their children regardless of their gender.


Judith S. Charny has been practicing law in South Jersey since 1984 and established her own practice in 1999. Ms. Charny concentrates in divorce and family law, including collaborative law and divorce mediation.

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March 19, 2015
Categories:  Child Custody|FAQs

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