Child custody decisions: Another casual lie from Barbara Kay
In a National Post hatchet piece agout the Grits' Pink Book: ...how about a thorough investigation of the family court system, where almost 90% of contested custody cases end up with sole custody going to mothers?
According to Ms. Kay's employer itself, the actual statistic was only 53.5% back in 2000, and mothers have been losing ground ever since:
National divorce figures from 2000, released yesterday, show that 37.2% of custody battles are settled with joint custody, 53.5% with custody awarded to the mother, and 9.1% with custody going to the father.
The figures are based on an analysis of 71,144 divorces in 2000.