Young Mothers Beware: An Affair Can Cost You Custody
The recent case of Montgomery v. Montgomery, NO. 2008-CA-00641-COA (Decided Sept. 29, 2009) emphasizes that point. In that case, the young mother of four was spending so much time on the telephone and away from her children that the father was forced to assume the primary care of the children. Later, she left the marital home and left the children with the father. Again, all of the 12 factors are important and the final criteria is the best interests of the children, but persons desiring custody must take care that their affair does not take them away from the primary obligation to care for the children.