The bond between fathers and their children can be an incredibly strong and special one. This bond is something that fathers often deeply treasure and that can be remarkably important for a child. A fathers’ custody rights matter.
When parents get divorced, one of the major things that can impact a father’s ability to maintain a strong bond with his child is what happens in relation to the matter of child custody in the divorce; as what child custody/visitation arrangement is reached in a divorce can directly impact how much a father can be in his child’s life.
Given this, it is understandable that a father who is in a divorce may feel a bit apprehensive over child custody proceedings. Today, we will discuss a couple of the things it can be important for fathers to keep in mind when it comes to child custody matters.
One is that fathers have rights. While there was once a time when family law courts strongly disfavored fathers in custody matters, courts are now in a much more progressive place when it comes to the rights of dads. When going into child custody proceedings, it can be very important for fathers to understand what specifically their rights are and how to keep these rights protected.
Another is that, in custody proceedings, the little details can matter quite a bit. Issues that may, at first glance, seem pretty minor can have the potential to have major impacts on the outcome of the proceedings and, thus, what sort of parental rights a father ends up with.
Our firm understands how meaningful having the right kind of help and advice can be to a father in custody proceedings and we strive to provide fathers with high-quality representation in such proceedings. To learn more about the ways we can help fathers in custody matters, see our page on fathers’ custody rights.