When mothers allege child abuse by fathers, the mothers often lose custody, study shows

Too often, advocates say, family courts don’t believe mothers’ claims of abuse.

In custody litigation, when mothers reported abuse — including child abuse and domestic violence — the mothers lost custody 28 per cent of the time. But when fathers alleged abuse, the fathers lost custody only 12 per cent of the time.

Source: When mothers allege child abuse by fathers, the mothers often lose custody, study shows – The Washington Post

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