Deciding Factors in Awarding Child Custody
Can gay parents be awarded custody?
The impact of a parents homosexual relationships on custody decisions varies dramatically from state to state. Courts in many states are more willing to assume harmful impact to a child from a parents homosexual relationship than from a heterosexual relationship. On the other hand, some states treat homosexual and heterosexual relationships equally and will not consider the relationship to be a significant factor unless specific harm to the child is shown.
A homosexual parent (or a heterosexual parent) seeking custody will have a stronger case if he or she presents evidence that the child does not witness sexual contact between the partners and that the child likes the parents partner.
>>What are the main child custody options?
>>Are mothers or fathers more likely to be awarded custody?
>>Is the childs preference for one parent or another considered?
>>What happens when one parent tries to undermine the childs relationship with other parent?
>>What if a parent is having nonmarital sexual relations?
>>Can gay parents be awarded custody?
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