Q: My ex is trying to get 50/50 custody. I’ve always had primary custody. She’s a teen & he emotionally neglects her.
What are my options? I believe his reason for wanting more custody is to reduce his child support obligation. He makes a lot of money now vs when we had our first agreement. Can he truly be granted 50/50? When he’s never had that much time throughout her life. How can I protect her & my parental rights?
A: The Court is required to do what is in the best interests of the minor child. The father's motives notwithstanding, the Court will do what is in the child's best interests. There are a myriad off options for you to take to protect your parental rights. The major thing is to be observant and flexible. If the father is not flexible and does not coparent in a positive way, the Court should be made aware of this.
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