Will being unemployed affect who gets timesharing custody of the children?


Being unemployed will not affect your ability to obtain majority time sharing of the children. The issue always is going to be, what is in the best interest of the children. Those are generally defined in terms of emotional issues, psychological issues, but not financial issues. You also have the issue that you may be able to collect sufficient child support from the other parent so that your lack of employment will have no bearing or impact on your ability to care for the child. In addition, it also will depend upon the reasons for your unemployment. If you’re a quadriplegic and unemployed, that obviously impacts on your ability to parent the child.

However, if you’re a parent who’s having a rough financial time momentarily, that’s a short-term issue which can be resolved by you finding eventually some form of employment.


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