What Are the Chances of My Getting Full Custody of My Son if his Father Walked Out on Us?

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“My boyfriend walked out on me and our 6 month old son two days ago. I found out he was cheating on me with his ex-girlfriend. I want to know if i have a good chance on getting full custody of my little boy.”

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You do have a very good chance of it, assuming that you are not doing anything illegal, or involved with any substance abuse issues, or anything like that.  But the reason that you have a good chance of getting custody is not because your boyfriend walked out on you, and not because he was cheating on you;  it is because the courts have a strong bias to give custody of childen – especially of very young children – to the mother.



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