Do you think working moms should lose primary custody?
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|Fri, 06-07-2013 - 4:45pm|
With more women in the workforce they are putting themselves at risk in a custody issue if they aren't home caring for the children:
While assuming the breadwinner role was a comfortable arrangement during the marriage, this situation can have consequences for a mother contemplating divorce. More often than not, the working mom is doing double duty in the family. In addition to her job outside the home, she is likely performing substantial childcare duties. She gets the kids up and ready for school, arranges playdates with friends, helps with homework, and organizes kids' sports and other extra-curricular activities. This mom manages her kids' schedule with the same precision that she brings to her professional life. Yet pursuing her professional dreams and financial success can put her at a distinct disadvantage in divorce if she has not physically been at home during the day. The hard reality is that while mom may be "doing it all" at home and in the workplace, it is dad who is being rewarded because he is physically at home during the day -- even if he is not performing the majority of caretaking responsibilities.
Do you think that it should make a difference whether either parent works or is at home? What about if the BM works full time and the SM is at home?