Thank you for your follow up.
This is a difficult situation and basically the judge will look at every aspect of the situation and all the facts and evidence before making the decision as to with which parent the child would get to primarily reside and both parents are presumed to have an equal custodial rights and it is not uncommon for the minor child to live one week with one parent and next week with another and have this type of alternating 50/50 timesharing with each parent.
Also, the fact that the mother might not have income or steady residence will be taken into the account by the court, however there is also a very strong possibility that your wife would be entitled to spousal support
and child support
based on your disparity in income and that should be taken into account by your local divorce attorney when planing out a legal strategy for divorce and child custody.
While it is difficult to predict in any given case as to how the court will rule when it comes to child custody and as I said, it would depend on many different factors related to both parents and the entire situation, at the end of the child custody proceedings the court will order child custody based on what is in the best interest of the minor child and not really based on what the parents and the child want, unless the parent can come to an agreement when it comes to child custody / visitation and that can help avoid the cost and uncertainty of litigating these issues.
Unfortunately, child custody and divorce can get legally comples and very emotionally intense, so I would strongly suggest that you do consult and retain local family law
attorney as soon as you can, so your legal and parental rights
can be properly protected in the upcoming legal proceedings.
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I wish you the best of luck and please let me know if you have any related follow up questions.