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Over the last year, more than 20 states including Texas have considered bills that would presume equal parenting in child custody cases. The proposed measures are an attempt to level the playing field between mothers and fathers and to reflect research that shows children benefit when their parents co-parent. Currently, fathers can be at a...
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One of the most devastating aspects of divorce for fathers can often be the prospect of losing a valuable bond with their children, or the fear of losing custody of them completely. Although such worries are understandable, especially at such a tumultuous time, there should be no reason to fear. If a loving father takes...
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As a dad, it can be heartbreaking to go through a custody battle to fight for time with your kids. This is not made easier by the fact that many expect mothers to get the majority of the time with their children. Maybe you are involved in a battle where the mother is determined to...
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We’ve heard it for years: When it comes to custody of a child, mothers are given preferential treatment by the courts. Many men heading into divorce don’t even bother to try, due to what they perceive as an expensive, uphill battle. The truth is, though, Texas family law courts expect both parents to share their...
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This is not a celebrity divorce post. Rather, it is an informational post for any father out there who believes his rights as a parent are at-risk. As our prior post about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce says, media reports claim that Jolie filed to divorce Pitt because of his alleged behavior toward their...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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In the past it was often assumed that mothers were in a better position to care for their children than fathers. As a result, mothers were far more likely than fathers to be granted custody of their children in divorce cases. In recent decades, however, those assumptions have begun to give way to a broader...
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This past Sunday, families across the nation celebrated Father’s Day. It was a 24-hour span of time that was devoted to honoring the variety of contributions and sacrifices that dads make every day to ensure that their children grow up happy and healthy. While it is absolutely wonderful that we have a day on the calendar...
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