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Q:
What can a stay-at-home mom do to increase her chances of getting custody of the kids?

A:

If you’re a stay-at-home mother who is divorcing her husband, your first concern is likely about your kids. While your husband went to work every day to earn money, you stayed home and provided care for your children. Although you may not have brought in an income, it was still a job—and a pretty demanding one.

You’re worried a judge won’t think you can provide financially for your children without the help of your soon-to-be ex-spouse, and will grant him custody instead of you for that reason.

You Can Still Gain Custody

Typically, the judge’s main concern regarding custody has to do with the well-being of the children, which works in a stay-at-home mom’s favor. However, you may be able to increase your chances of getting custody of your children by following these tips:

  • Continue to provide excellent care. More often than not, a judge will award custody to a stay-at-home mom over a husband who is at work more than he is caring for the kids. However, there are exceptions to every rule, and if a mom starts providing less than adequate care for her children, a judge could rule in favor of the father.
  • Hire an excellent attorney. A lawyer who knows the ins and outs of divorce and child custody knows how to present the evidence needed in order to increase your chances of gaining custody of your children.

Call Paul H. Nathan for Help

The Law Offices of Paul H. Nathan have gone to battle for women who were in situations just like you are facing now. We represent only women in our firm, and that’s because we know you often don’t get the treatment or results you deserve.

Contact us today through our website chat feature, by filling out our online form, or by giving us a call to discuss your situation with one of our attorneys.