My husband is seeking full custody of the children claiming he has been the primary care giver for the last 5 years based on my need to travel for work. From 2004 through 2008 I was primarily work form home with an occasional (every 4 months or so) for a 2 or 3 day travel. In October 2008 I was asked to work on an engagement which required almost weekly travel until April of 2009, then I was work from home until September 2009 through March 2010. I now have a position that is completely work from home but he is stating that since there is always a ‘chance’ I will have to travel, he will win custody.
He does not spend time with the girls and in fact uses me to communicate with them for the most part, does not help with homework or school projects stating he ‘can’t’ because he doesn’t understand. He does not take them to doctor or orthodontist appointments and has only once or twice taken one of the girls to the dentist. The girls 14 and 15, would like to live with me.
What is taken into consideration when there is a custody disagreement?