When it comes to your child, there is nothing you wouldn't do for them. Parental instincts can become really pronounced during child custody disputes when parents are in disagreement about how the child custody arrangement should look. When parents are at opposite ends of the spectrum on this issue, it can cause a big dispute.
Oftentimes, divorcing parents have the toughest time coming to an agreement on a chid custody arrangement. Sometimes other factors are affecting their judgement or their emotions, which is often understandable. However, it is best to keep disagreements between you and your spouse separate from the child custody arrangement. Try to focus on your ex-spouse's parenting abilities and relationship with your child when thinking about the child custody arrangement.
However, if a parent is not a satisfactory parent and isn't capable or shouldn't be allowed alone time with a child, these are instances in which a parent should protect their child. Until a parent can responsibly provide the appropriate life for a child, they shouldn't be granted the privilege of child custody. Most parents are very loving and responsible. However, there is a small percentage who are not suitable to have control of a custody situation.
Remember that the Kansas family law court will take all of this information into consideration if presented to them. Again, their number one concern is the best interests of the child in a child custody arrangement. If one parent is not meeting the threshold, it's possible they could be barred from certain levels of custody.