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I am a 36 year old gay woman. I have 2 girl, age8 and 11.

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I am a 36 year old gay woman. I have 2 girl, age8 and 11. My 8 year old father has been court order to pay chid support. He is not current paying correctly so, I am taking him back to court. My 11 year old father is married and was married when my daughter was concieved. He was paying $200.00 a month until oct of last year when he told his wife about my daughter. I am in currently doing paper work on him. My concern is that can either of my daughter's father get custody of my children just because of my lifestyle. My 11 has never spent 15 mins with her dad and only know his name and my 8 year old father never has asked to visit her.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Attorney & Mediator replied 7 years ago.
Absolutely not. Your life style has nothing to do with deciding who has custody. Custody is based on what type of custody will be in the children's best interests. In general any type of environment which exposes the child to a risk of abuse, neglect or violence would be grounds for custody, otherwise being gay is not a factor if you are able to provide a stable environment for your children. Given that neither father has a relationship with your daughters the court is not going to disrupt their environment just because your are gay.

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