Obesity a growing factor in child custody battles

Family lawyers in the U.S. have noted an increasingly popular argument that parents have presented to them in a custody battle, as the idea of a kid’s obesity being generated by a former spouse has become common, News Core reported.

Parents who are granted less custodial rights over their child, something that is typically the case for fathers, have sometimes been blamed for spoiling their child when they actually are able to see them.

“It’s come up quite a bit in the last couple of years,” a family law expert told the news source. “Typically, one parent is accusing the other of putting a child at risk of developing diabetes or heart disease—or saying that the child is miserable because he’s getting made fun of at school.”

This can sometimes have an effect on determining the custody rights for certain parents, as this type of blaming the other spouse can lead to a reduction in the amount of time that they are allowed to spend with their child, the Daily Mail reported.