Gender Bias in Custody in Family Court

Faculty Member: Cathy Meyer, Master Certified Coach (MCC), Certified Legal Investigator and Marriage Enrichment Coach

Facilitator: Dan Couvrette, CEO and Publisher of Divorce Magazine and DivorcedMoms.com

A look at the idea that there is gender bias in custody in the family court system. What divorce statistics say about such a bias and what fathers can do to protect themselves in court and remain bonded with their children after divorce. More


Cathy Meyer‘s main focus is to help create positive change for those experiencing divorce. Since 2007 Cathy has been the About.com expert for Divorce. She writes and edits their Divorce Support vertical which has 1,100,000 pageviews a month. She is also the Managing Editor of DivorcedMoms.com. She has blogged for the Huffington Post and appeared on several Huffington Post Live segments.


What you will learn from this video session on “Gender Bias in Custody”

father-childrenThis session will:

  • cover statistics related to gender bias in custody in family court
  • offer opinions from the perspective of both genders
  • discuss the importance of divorced fathers in their children’s lives
  • address what fathers can do if they feel they have been treated unfairly in court
  • encourage divorced fathers to take steps needed to remain an equal parent after divorce
  • Cathy and Dan both share their own experiences with custody and parenting after divorce
  • identify behaviors and common mistakes for divorced and divorcing parents to avoid
  • address the effects of these common mistakes on children
  • help you handle conflict, frustration, and differing co-parenting styles
  • share some of the secrets to successful co-parenting
  • offer a list of critical questions to ask yourself before making any decisions regarding divorce and parenting
  • discuss what divorced parents should keep in mind when dating after divorce.

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3 Comments
  • L.J. Burke
    Posted at 15:10h, 28 March Reply

    Yes there is! Most of the time it is assumed that primary placement will go to the Mom. I was behind the proverbial “eight ball” from the start of the divorce. It was a lot of work on my part and my lawyers to finally get 50% placement and custody but was certainly worth it. If you want to know the whole story check out http://amzn.com/B01B6WT5VK
    Good luck to all of you guys and gals!

    • Cathy Meyer
      Posted at 16:29h, 28 March Reply

      L.J. Burke, you are an example of one of the things we speak about in the video. There is an assumption that fathers can’t win custody. Fathers like you who are willing to do the work are proving that assumption wrong. I’m happy to hear you receive equal time with your children. Congratulations!

    • Martha
      Posted at 21:38h, 29 March Reply

      Congratulations, your hard work paid off. It is unfortunate that there are imbalances that both genders have to deal with in life and in divorce. We are work in progress. Your story reminds us not to give up.

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