Has anyone experienced a case where a decent father was denied 50/50 custody though he wanted it? If so, what were the circumstances?
I am looking for some anecdotal information regarding how custody works in NC (Orange County). My ex was a SAHM until she left in August 2008. Since then, we have a 35/65 custody split (I get 5 nights out of 12) during the school year and 50/50 for summer and holidays.
During the temporary custody hearing in January, the judge ruled that the 5/14 schedule will stay until the school year is out, then it goes to 7/7 through the summer and beyond.
My ex is a real PITA and has insisted on a GAL in an attempt to get full custody. I don’t think that she has uncovered anythings since there isn’t anything there.
So, given the factors
1- Ex was a SAHM and still doesn’t work when school is out. Ex will not work this summer to “be with the kids” while I work fulltime.
2- Ex claims she is a much better parent
3- I have always wanted 50/50 custody and done a very good job of becoming a single parent
has anyone experienced a case where the custody ruling was NOT 50/50?
If so, what were the factors in the case?
It just makes me paranoid. The GAL is talking to so many people and it is humiliating.