Many often stereotype the typical American family as having a father that works constantly to provide for his family while the mother spends more time caring for the children. While the dynamics heavily vary between different families these days, that image is still present in the minds of many. It is that same image that has cost so many American fathers custody of their child.
Recently, a company that sells custody divorce software named Custody X Change conducted research to see which states give fathers less custody of their children. They did this by analyzing the state’s laws and finding the most frequent custody schedules in the state’s most popular county. Unfortunately, Georgia did not fare well on the study. They determined that the Peach State often gives fathers 23.5 percent of custody during the year, which is the fifth lowest in the nation. Fathers facing custody proceedings should be aware of the most common custody schedule used and what they can do to get more time with their kids.