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Advocating for Texas fathers

Men in Texas who are undergoing divorces may feel that their rights as fathers are not protected. However, in recent years, courts have more frequently acknowledged fathers' contributions to their children's development and operated under the assumption that shared parenting is in the best interests of children. Fathers who assert their rights before judges make custody orders may be able to secure their place in their children's lives.

Should states be promoting shared parenting more?

Traditionally, here in the U.S., the standard practice of child custody courts was to grant one parent sole custody rather than split custody between the two parents. There has been some shift away from this in recent times, but some argue that the shift has not yet gone far enough. They argue that 50-50 shared parenting is generally the best custody setup and that state child custody laws should be reformed to ensure that they properly promote shared parenting.