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Is the court more likely to grant custody to a mother than a father?

While in the past there were specific statutes which provided for custody being awarded to the mother whenever children were of “tender years,” these rules have been rejected entirely by most states, including Texas. Modern divorce proceedings take into account the parental fitness of each parent when custody is disputed with no bias toward either parent. Typically, the ongoing perception of women being more likely to receive custody stems from a disproportionate number of fathers voluntarily granting sole custody to the mother.

If you wish to make a case for custody of your children, a divorce lawyer at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler can help you understand your rights and options. Call us today at 713-802-1777 for a consultation.

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