The current study examined several demographic and psychosocial predictors of mothers' legal custody preference early in the divorce process. Simple logistic regressions between these predictors and custody preference were completed. Variables that had a significant or marginally significant simple relation with legal custody preference were included in a simultaneous regression predicting custody preference. Only mother's perceptions of her ex-husband's parenting competence uniquely predicted legal custody preference.
- Joint legal custody
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)