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It seems unlikely that a judge would award custody to your ex if he is never home, and the step-parent would raise him. First and foremost, judges do not usually remove children from the primary caregiver (I'm assuming this is you in this situation). On the other hand, that assumes that there are no problems with your child living with you. If your child has a poor school attendance record with you, and the reason is not legitimate illness, then the judge may choose the lesser of two evils and award custody to your ex. The bot***** *****ne is that the judge is ultimately going to do what is in the child's best interests.
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