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No, manslaughter by its nature, means it was an accident. There is nothing about someone's character in a conviction of manslaughter. It just means there was an accident and someone died.
If he had meant to do it, it would be murder, which would affect custody.
In order for manslaughter to affect custody, they would have to show that your son being around him would be dangerous.
So as long as they can't prove that or convince the judge of that, then that will not affect custody at all.
You will need to address it, but can testify regarding the facts of the conviction. It probably wasn't against a child, etc.
Great, then as long as you two don't get physical when you fight, there should not be much you have to say to the judge.
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