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Hello. I see that you are in Louisiana. I am licensed to practice law in Virginia, New Jersey and Georgia, but the standard is the same across the board.
States look at what is in the best interest of the child. Many factors are involved in making this determination, such as the age and maturity of the child and the situation concerning each parent. Can you tell me a little bit more? How old is the child? What is the situation?
So essentially neither parent has the favor of the judge simply because one is the mother and the other is the father. I see many fathers in my practice being awarded custody by the judge because doing so was was in the best interest of the child. I hope this answers your question.
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