There is a lot of misinformation floating around on the Internet and in social circles about the nature of child custody agreements in Massachusetts. Chances are that you have heard one of these rumors, cautioning you not to get your hopes up because you might lose out big in your own custody battle. The fact is that many Massachusetts residents make poor decisions based on incorrect information about child custody. Avoid that fate by following along as we debunk common custody myths.
First, many families believe that mothers will always win custody battles. Decades ago, mothers did have a custody advantage because they were seen as the primary caregivers to the children. However, with changing social and financial norms in the U.S., a growing number of fathers are receiving physical custody of their children. State laws are also designed to provide an equitable division of child custody.