Over the years, the story line has not changed. Man meets woman, they fall in love, uncontrollable desires lead to unplanned pregnancy, love departs from the union and they inevitably separate. Leaving both themselves in a pit and dragging a child down with them. This is a common theme in American marriages, in which both sides claim unfair play in the system and the child is the one being fought over. “Almost 50 percent of all marriages in the United States will end in divorce or separation” making the United States have the 6th highest divorce rate in the world, "the marriage rate in the United States is currently 6.8 per 1,000 total population" while "the divorce rate is 3.2 per 1,000 population" (Divorce Statistics and Facts). With so many couples ending up separating, one would think a lot of legal strife comes between them; especially over the whereabouts of the children or child the two conceived together. The notion of child support payments, custody battles, and shared time or visits comes to each parent's mind when a divorce is in the midst. Although the issue of divorce is a stressful task for both parents, there seems to be a bias throughout court rooms all over America, a bias against the father when it comes to custody battles. There are countless accounts of fathers getting little to no time with their child on the idea that women do more work within the relationship of parent and child. While in some cases that could be true, there are also mother’s wishes being diminished by the waving hand of a bias judge. When stereotypes are created about women in divorce situations, labeling them as vindictive or greedy, judges may not consider listening to their best wishes. Even when the child is put in danger over these decisions. More than often in cases of divorce bias, the man is the one victimized by the injustices. When it comes to child custody, the father tends to be discarded as unfit to care for a child full time. What kind of child will a father raise? A child needs a mother right? Well maybe instead of thinking this way, we as a society should be turning an eye on the positives of a father's parenting and looking away from socially constructed stereotypes about fathers. “Across a wide range of jurisdictions the estimates are that mothers receive primary custody 68-88% of the time, fathers receive primary custody 8-14%, and equal residential custody is awarded in only 2-6% of the cases” (Hughes). This means that only a fraction of fathers will gain primary custody of their child, according to a wide range of courtrooms and judges. I see a major problem with this statistic. “Primary custody means the child stays with that parent all/majority of the time” (Hughes), meaning these fathers are being kept from their children except for small visitation afternoons. When I speak of this injustice, I am not insinuating that all fathers are perfect parents or perfect people for that matter. Child custody can be lost for many reasons, “neglect, physical abuse of the child, mental/emotional abuse of the child, domestic violence between mother and father, alcohol and drug abuse by the mother or father, child abduction, unwillingness to work with the father or mother regarding the child’s interests” (Being Motherly Doesn't Get You Primary Custody) and more. These as just some of the reasons a father can lose the custody battle, which would be just in that case; however, I am looking at something past that. I am looking at the social bias put against men labeling them as an unfit parent on their own. I am talking about the fathers who want to be their for their children, who want to pay money to support their child, who want to see their child; yet cannot, due to the mother using the child custody as a weapon to hurt him. Although there always seems to be an ever looming bias on fathers in the Family Court rooms some will claim that this presumption is a dangerous myth. A bias that strikes a woman's chances of getting proper custody is formed from the stereotypes of other women who abuse the system, such as the fathers face with the stereotypes formed by society. With so many women many misusing the child support by spending it on expenditures other than the child, it makes other women who want to obey the system look rather bad in the eyes of the judge. In the case of a nine year old boy and his mother in Allegheny County on May 20, 2016, the temerity of the idea that fathers are being the only one abused by the court is completely wrong. The 9-year-old’s testimony in court revealed the horrific abuse that he had undergone at the hands of his father, “Sometimes, I get really angry with myself, because I always say that I could have stopped him” (Addison) He speaks out now recalling the events. Even with this story coming from both mother and child , the judge was under the assumption that she was blowing the story out of proportion in order to get money and primary custody. “On Dec. 12, 2016, Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Kim Clark gave the child’s father sole custody, saying she didn’t believe he had sexually assaulted the boy.” (Addison). When biases, miscommunications, and stereotypes of society put a child in danger, that is when we really need to step back and find a way to solve this problem. I would like to look at the solution to this problem through the eyes of Rawl’s philosophy. Having equality for all, while also looking after the less well off part of the population. I believe men and women should be treated equally in the eyes of the Family Court system. However, we should really be focusing on fathers, due to the injustice being greater for them.