For decades when a couple got divorced the kids automatically were placed
with their mother for the majority of their time. Dads were relegated
to a back seat role, often times only seeing their children every weekend,
a few holidays, and a week or so in the summer. But, times have changed.
Today, more and more dads are getting full custody or at least shared
custody of their kids. This gives the children the chance to continue
to develop meaningful relationships with both parents, and allows the
family to adjust to the new family dynamic with ease
About a year ago
USA Today published an article about the increase in dad's rights, especially
as it relates to child custody. Fathers are being more assertive, and
demanding equal time with their kids. The stereotypes are being broken
as more and more dads find their way to the Courthouse to seek more time
with their kids, ask for more responsibility, or request to be the primary
caregiver. This trend is not likely to lose steam anytime soon, and studies
show the impact on children is positive.
When issues of
child custody and visitation arise, it is critical the kids see the wishes of both parents
considered. As long as these things are pursued for the benefit of the
children rather than out of spite for your ex, the emotional effects on
your children will be positive. When kids are given an opportunity to
be open with both parents and feel secure in their place in the family,
the divorce process is made less damaging on children. We believe both
parents, when fit, deserve the chance to play a vital role in raising
their kids. For more information on how you can assert your parental rights,
call our office.
For more information about child custody, visitation, and support call
an experienced family law attorney for answers to your questions. We can
be reached online at
http://www.divorcelawyers1.com. Call today to schedule an appointment.