Custody Research

Statistics: Hire a divorce attorney for the best custody outcome
August 24, 2021 — When both parents have lawyers, they're more likely to share joint custody and settle out of court. Other surprising divorce and custody stats.

1 in 4 states don't require judge to consider child's custody preference
November 17, 2020 — Only one U.S. state lets a child choose who takes custody of them. More than a quarter of states don't even require a judge to consider a child's preference.

Map: How much is child support in your state?
June 10, 2019 — The size of your child support payment depends heavily on where you live, according to research from Custody X Change. A typical parent's payment can vary by over $700 a month from state to state. See also: Appendix

Map: How much custody time does dad get in your state?
June 5, 2018 — Custody X Change conducted a first-of-its-kind study and found that parenting time varies dramatically as you cross state lines. Nationwide, a father is likely to receive about 35% of child custody time. See also: Appendix