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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-14-05 10:44 AM
Response to Reply #32
35. You do seem to have a victim mentality here
"the mother always wins, no matter what."

Innacurate.

"Statistics showing that women gain custody of their children 90% of the time are deceptive. These data reflect the fact that over the past 50 years, fathers rarely asked for custody. A study of Utah custody decisions between 1970-1993 shows that only 13% of fathers requested custody (Mason and Quirk 1997: 217).

When fathers do contest custody, studies show they win anywhere from 50 to 75 percent of the time. Maccoby and Mnookin studied 930 divorce cases in California in the 1980's and found that only 14 of these ended up before a judge. But of those cases, fathers won custody 50% of the time (Maccoby & Mnookin 1992)."

http://www2.potsdam.edu/goodmajk /

Perhaps his attitude that he was "tricked" into having this unwanted child had something to do with him not winning custody. Just a thought.
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