Does Money talk over custody battles?

@stacy624 (2777)
Canada
December 16, 2007 10:22am CST
I am wondering if money helps in a situation over custody. I had a friend tell me she lot custody to the father but all because he has lot of money? I am just wondering if this is to be true. Stacy
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5 responses
• United States
16 Dec 07
It's true that it's one of the considerations. My aunt and uncle had custody of my oldest son and they were given permanant custody because they had more money than me. But that wasn't the only reason, it was also because he was almost 8 years old by the time the battle was over and theirs was the only home he'd ever known and it would have been too traumatic for him to be moved. So I went ahead and gave them adoption. It was the best thing to do for my son. Most of the time they consider how long the child has been with the parent and what is best for the child, but sometimes they make a mistake. Even judges are human. Money is not the only consideration.
@stacy624 (2777)
• Canada
16 Dec 07
Thank you for your response...May I ask how old your son is now? Are you allow to see him when you want?
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@Sillychick (3282)
• United States
16 Dec 07
I don't know if it is considered as a reason in custody decisions, except if one parent has no means to support the child. Money does mean being able to hire good lawyers who can increase your chances of winning. I know someone who went through that. He lost custody, not because he wasn't a good father, but because he couldn't afford a lawyer to prove it.
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@mouse27 (1156)
• Canada
13 Jan 08
money has alot to do with custody battles the way the courts see it is how can you provide a stable home for the child if you have no money
@stacy624 (2777)
• Canada
18 Jan 08
Oh for sure ......We are far from rich but always have enough for Food, Rent, Bills, school trips and all those other needs but as far for me it does tend to run out =)
17 Dec 07
Usually the mother gets custody of the children unless the mother doesn't have a place to live that is suitable for the children to live in. Even if the mother doesn't have much money, she still usually gets custody of the children. Normally the only other reason the mother doesn't get custody is if she is abusing or hurting the children. The father usually only gets custody of the children if the mother doesn't want to look after them or cannot look after them for any reason. From what i've heard before what job either parent has doesn't usually count. ~Joeys wife
@tiffiny (884)
• United States
16 Dec 07
Yes money factors into it. I know that as a kid going threw a nast divorce the parents that had the money tried to use it to win us over. And like the post above the parents with out money couldn't win becuase they couldn't get passed the higher lawyer. They had to wait untill I (being the youngest) was old enough (11) to know exactly where I wanted to live.