Q: If I fight my boyfriend for custody will he win? He has a house, car, went to college, has a good paying job.
I'm a stay at home mom and I'm now living with my parents. I dont have a job or anything
A: It is impossible to answer your question without more information. For example: who is the child currently living with? How old is the child? Are there any reasons that a court may find you unfit to be the custodial parent? The ability to financially provide for the child is important, however, it is not the sole factor in the custody equation. The standard is "best interest of the child." So, if you want custody, you must convince the court that it is in the best interest of the child for you to have custody. BTW, if you are the current custodial parent, he should be paying child support for you to adequately take care of the child. Please consult with a local attorney for a more thorough analysis of your situation. Best of luck to you!
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