A lot of fathers come to us asking this question and believe that the Australian legal system is automatically against their chances of receiving primary custody.
The best you can do to heighten your chances of winning primary custody is to stay with the kids upon separation.
There has always been a preconception that the courts will always award mum primary custody and dad gets the kid on weekends.
This is simply not true as each case is unique and requires careful consideration, nonetheless, if it can be argued that it is in the best interests of the child to stay with the father and not the mother, then the court may make a decision in your favour.
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