Q: As a father, can I get custody of my children?
A: Missouri courts do not favor one gender over another when it comes to awarding custody of children. Our courts have a presumption of joint custody between parents. However, joint custody does not necessarily mean "equal" only substantial periods of time with each parent.
When determining who the primary residential parent will be, the court looks at 8 different factors. If you are going through a child custody battle, it is important that you chose an attorney that is well-versed in these factors and can put you in the best position to obtain the most time with your children.