After a divorce, you may feel tempted to tone down the rules you give your child or children. You'll want to let them get away with more -- staying up past their bedtime, for instance -- because you know that the divorce is stressful for them. You think that relaxing the rules a bit will help them adjust.
You'd really like to keep your home as you get divorced. The whole event feels rather chaotic and upsetting to you, and you feel like having some stability in your living situation will really help you move forward.
Your spouse files for divorce, and the two of you almost instantly start arguing about custody of the kids. You both want them to live with you.
You make far more money than your ex-spouse, but they get custody of the kids five days a week. You mostly see the kids on the weekends, and your ex even gets some of those. You wish you were more involved, but that's what the court order gives you.
If you end up going to court over your child custody rights, you know that the judge should not be biased against you based on your gender, race, age or any other such factors. For instance, the judge should not give preference to your ex because she is a woman and you are a man. Both parents deserve to have time with their children.