Frequent Questions Regarding Filing For Child Custody In Bellevue
Making important decisions about your family's future can be difficult -- and learning about the legal avenues that can make those changes happen can also be hard. This page of frequently asked questions is here to help those who are learning about filing for child custody in Seattle
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Are Mothers More Likely To Be Given Child Custody Than Fathers?
The Washington State courts state that child custody is based solely on what is best for the child – not what sex or gender the custodial parent is. However, historically, mothers have more often won custody of children than fathers, especially when it comes to infants and young toddlers. While some believe that there is a bias in the court system against fathers who fight for custody, others believe that the court is simply making the best decision that they can while taking full consideration of parental fitness. In most cases, judges believe that what is best for the child is a continued relationship with both parents. If you are a father seeking custody of your children, do not let past traditions, perceived biases, or gender stereotypes stop you from fighting for your rights.