As a Family and Divorce Lawyer, we hear the following all the times and they are myths:
Myth: “ I am the mother and I should be the primary caregiver”.
Fact: That is relevant but there are other factors the court will consider.
Myth:“ I am the father and I do not have any chance to become the primary caregiver”.
Fact: If you are able to look after the child as a primary parent then why not.
Myth: “ He has a criminal record, therefore, he can never have shared parenting”.
Fact: As long as the child is safe with you, you have a shot for shared parenting.
Myth: “An expensive and aggressive lawyer can get you the sole custody and primary parenting in no time”.
Fact: The Court is going to consider the best interest of the child. It doesn’t matter if your lawyer is expensive and aggressive.