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.
Father's Rights Gaining More Attention
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 for children. We believe both
parents, when fit, deserve the chance to play a vital role in raising
Contact a Bergen County Father's Rights Attorney
For more information about child custody, visitation, and support, contact
an experienced family law attorney at Moskowitz Law Group, LLC for answers
to your questions. Fill out our
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