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In a divorce, who is the preferred custodial parent – the mother or the father? 
 
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Date: 10/04/2016
Alan R. Nye 
 
Neither.  

Under Maine law, a court can’t favor one parent over the other based upon gender. The law specifically reads as follows:  

The court may not apply a preference for one parent over the other in determining parental rights and responsibilities because of the parent's gender or the child's age or gender. 

Title 19-A M.R.S. § 1653(4)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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