The debate "Dad's should be on equal ground as moms in child custody cases" was started by
July 29, 2014, 8:02 am.
38 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 7 people are on the disagree side.
That might be enough to see the common perception.
It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.
tkershaw3 posted 2 arguments to the agreers part.
Shift_Logan posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.
tkershaw3, AlexLovesBenihime, Ms_MasterCheese, Superr1fifty and 34 visitors agree.
Shift_Logan and 6 visitors disagree.
Fascinating. I've looked into it and it appears you might be correct, though it's not quite that simple. In the state of Massachusetts, for example, 70% of men who ask for joint custody get it. That's better than I would have thought, however, that means that 30% who ask for it DON'T get it, meaning that out of 100 couples, only 70 men would get to see their children at all while all the women would. Also, the New England Law Review states that custody is most often given to the parent who is seen as the primary caretaker and that women are generally automatically assumed to be the primary caretaker.
But that's all moot because, let's be honest, the statement in question doesn't necessarily assume any of that. It simply says that fathers should be on EQUAL ground as mothers in child custody cases. Your disagreement (and anyone else's) basically says: "Fathers SHOULDN'T be on equal ground as mothers in child custody cases." I don't know why anyone would think that.
Because the question assumes that dads have less of ground as moms in custody cases - the truth is that dads are actually much, much more likely to be given custody IF they ask for it. The reason moms get custody more? THEY ASK FOR IT.
To the people who disagree with this: why? Seriously.