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Fathers’ rights: The many points of consideration

It is a common belief that family courts always favor the mother. While this may be the way seems thing, it is anything but the truth. The court will always do whatever is in the best interest of the child. There is a lot to learn about fathers’ rights, including how this fits into the family planning process.

Child custody and fathers’ rights go together hand in hand. Here is something you need to remember: Both parents have the opportunity to seek custody and visitation with their child. The final result, as handed down by the court, could be either sole custody or shared custody.

What about the protection of parenting time? It is important for the court to set forth a parenting time agreement, as this works in favor of both the father and mother. It makes it clear as to what each parent should and should not be doing.

Unfortunately, there are times when a father’s rights are ignored, such as when the mother ignores a parenting plan. When this happens, another date in court is likely.

As somebody going through divorce, you know that there are going to be challenges. You also know that you don’t want your failed relationship to have an impact on the way you raise your child. Sure, things will change, but both parents should have the opportunity to spend time with the child, both now and in the future.

There are many points to consider with regard to fathers’ rights. If you are a father, make sure you know your rights and how to protect them.

Source: FindLaw, “Fathers' Rights,” accessed April 28, 2016

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