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Have we reached the point where mothers are not immediately deemed the best candidates for child custody?

Almost, but not yet. Until recently, it wasn’t just a cultural norm, but a legal principle that presumed during a child’s “tender” years (generally regarded as the age of four and under), the mother should have custody of the child (See Wikipedia, Tender Years Doctrine). The tender years doctrine has since been ostensibly abrogated as constituting sexual discrimination; … Continue reading Have we reached the point where mothers are not immediately deemed the best candidates for child custody?

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