WOMEN AND MEN ARE TREATED DIFFERENTLY DURING CHILD CUSTODY COURT CASES AND IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO BE IN A POSITION TO COUNTERACT THESE JUDICIAL BIASES
From Dr. Bricklin and Dr. Elliot:
"One of the things we want to cover is what is called in the scientific community the role of "bias." Biases are behaviors (here, we speak of those we observed in the psycholegal world) that can work against you, even though the so-called negative item does not really predict bad or poor parenting skills. A bias is much like a prejudice. We call a criticism "prejudiced" if we feel that a person is being faulted for something that does not really point to any true negative. We have observed the prejudices covered here among judges who are otherwise fairly intelligent and well meaning.
It is of upmost importance to understand these biases (or prejudices) so you can counteract their effect on your custody case. Example: If you knew that female judges were prejudiced against men who wear sports shirts because they believed that they were flaunting their masculinity YOU WOULDN'T WEAR A SPORTS SHIRT TO COURT."