Yes, child custody and child support and even spousal maintenance are not awarded based on the gender of the parent, but rather which parent the court believes can provide a stable, loving home where the child’s emotional and physical needs will be met.
Because of the high cost of child care, many couples have made the determination that a spouse who earns less can put their energy more profitably into child rearing and caring for the home, and because the role of women in the workplace has improved significantly over the decades, many times this will be a child’s father.
Custody fights are difficult, and always run the risk of making children feel like a source of conflict.
At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we help parents of either gender fight for their rights in custody actions, without putting their children in the middle.
Call us today at 718-523-1111 to speak to an experienced Queens divorce and child custody attorney for free.