Yes, custody is ex-wives' right, unconditionally.
No, by cheating, they reduced their rights, husband needs upper hand.
The welfare and custody of a child is not determined by who cheated or what happened between the parents. Custody/visitation is determined by each parents ability to raise a child.
“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
― Stephen R. Covey
It really has nothing to do with my personal issues either, to be honest... just looking at this objectively. My argument is not that a cheater can't be a good student or parent... but one that you can never entirely trust. Subconciously or not this also affects the children. If they know that their mom or dad cheated on their other parent and that that parent raising them thinks that it was OK, then that is a lesson that they cannot unlearn.
I tried to find stats on 'how many know' or 'find out' and couldn't come across anything substantial. . . and I don't support it becoming some sort of experiment or study, either. . . so I'm without anything solid to refer to.
Which just comes back around to how everyone responds and exactly what happened and how they deal with it.
I think it would be accurate to say: for some people divorce for any reasons is bad - very bad . . . and for others it can be a good situation (as is the case of a rocky marriage in which the parent are always fighting, etc)
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
I mis-voted. I should have voted "other."
Women don't have an unconditional right to custody, but I don't think infidelity should be a deciding factor. It doesn't directly affect their parenting ability, it's hard to prove, and a huge percentage of people do cheat. Ruling all of them out as unfit parents is ridiculous.
Does cheating negatively impact on the kids? Yes
Does cheating mean the parent has no love for those kids? No
but, it does show you are irresponsible and don't realize how your actions impact your kids and your life.
Did you just say that cheating is illegal?? You'll have to elaborate on that.
FYI, you are not using the word "impact" correctly.