Why do abusers sometimes get custody of their children?

Simply (but accurately) put:

  • they may intimidate, shame, and/or fool the other party into settling the custody case such that they agree to the abuser being awarded custody ;
  • their resources may be so much greater than yours that they can outwork, outmaneuver, and outlast you to the point that you either agree to custody or joint custody or the court awards the abuser custody;
  • they may fool the court into believing they are worthy of being awarded custody;
  • they may, despite being abusive, still be seen (whether accurately or not) as a more fit parent than the other, so that the court chooses the lesser of two evils

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