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Ending a Same-Sex Marriage: Who Gets the Kids?
While gay couples may legally marry in Massachusetts, their union may not be enough to guarantee custody of their children. Courts are currently up to their necks trying to figure out custody arrangements in these new marriages as there are no precedents in place. In heterosexual marriages, Courts tend to favor the mother as she is often primary caregiver. But what happens when there is no “mother” in the relationship? Or maybe there are 2! The best way to avoid these headaches is to adopt your children (ie. the non-biological parent) so that you can ensure your legal rights and maintain custody of your children. Keep reading Strollerderby at Babble.com for more important information on managing custody issues while ending your same-sex marriage.