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It is not likely the court would grant custody to a parent with no means to support the child(ren). Unless there are unusual circumstances in the situation. One of the main concerns of the court is the children are adequately provided for in terms of shelter, food, clothing, medical care, etc. As well as being loved and nurtured.

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โˆ™ 2017-12-06 18:18:49

The father would need to provide compelling evidence that the mother is unfit and the children would be better off in his custody. That is not likely since the father has no job and therefore cannot support the children.

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