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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Higher Weight, Higher Child Custody Disputes

From the Wall Street Journal:

The nation's waistline is expanding, and so too is the role of obesity in child-custody battles in the U.S.

Family-law practitioners and legal experts say mothers and fathers in custody lawsuits are increasingly hurling accusations at each other about the nutrition and obesity of their children, largely in attempts to persuade judges that their kids are getting less-than-optimal care in the hands of ex- and soon-to-be-ex-spouses.

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Letting a child eat junk food 24/7 is evidence that the parent is neglecting to play their role of the responsible adult.

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Attorney | Nov 17, 2011 7:50:53 AM

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