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Are fathers suing to redress the custody bias in favor of mothers?


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2006-12-31 21:19:43
2006-12-31 21:19:43

Yes. The "'times they are a-changin'". There are numerous men's organizations that assist father's to gain equal rights concerning the custody, visitation and support of their children regardless of whether it pertains to children born of a marriage or otherwise. Please be advised, unfortunately some such organizatons are classic "ripoffs" and you should always do extensive research before becoming involved especially where any amount of payment is involved.

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Fathers should have equal rights with mothers to custody of the children. Courts are continuing to make progress toward equality and away from the prejudice in favor of Mothers, however it is an uphill battle. As a Father, it is essential that you know "How to Win." Fathers often approach a Custody Action with a straightforward attitude that as long as I am a great father, I should be entitled to custody. Just being a great parent is not enough, particularly for fathers. Fathers have to know how to present themselves, What to Say, How to Act, and the Insider Strategies that create the success. You can Search under "Fathers Winning Custody" or "Win Custody Now" and find lots of great information and ebooks to help you succeed in your quest for custody. Just be certain that the information provided is by an attorney/custody expert. Apart from all the window dressing suggested above a father should be able to prove to the court that he provided most of the day to day care of the child. That means he was the one who bathed the child and got them ready for bed. He was always the one who took the child to the doctor and dentist visits, stayed home to care for the child when she was sick and attended school conferences and activities. He shopped for clothes, prepared school lunches and spent quality time with the child.

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There are many misconceptions concerning child custody and fathers. Custody of a dependent child is an issue when parents separate or a child is born to a couple who is already separated. In the past, the common trend was for mothers to stay home and care for the children while the father worked. Divorce rates were lower and fathers who faced the issue could be sure they would not receive custody. During the past several decades, women have begun to enter the workplace in larger numbers and many fathers find themselves taking care of children also. Courts have adjusted their rulings to allow for these situations. Although common belief is that fathers do not have a chance of getting custody, even if they are the more suitable parent, they do have a good chance in today’s legal system. If a father is able to prove that the living condition he can offer the children is better, he will often be awarded custody. Children who are old enough to decide who they want to live with will usually be able to choose; more children are choosing to live with their fathers in several cases. Initial custody hearings generally do end with the mother gaining custody in most states. This ruling may be appealed and will require the help of a father’s rights attorney. Fathers should never believe that their case is hopeless; a father who is concerned about the well-being of their child should pursue custody. Even if sole custody is not sought, joint custody may also be granted. Some judges give an unfavorable ruling against a father initially. Appealing for joint custody instead of visitation will usually result in a positive change in the father’s favor. Courts look more favorably upon fathers who have an active interest in their children’s lives and show a desire to be a part of them. The worst possible thing a father wanting custody could do is to simply give up. With the help of a good father’s rights attorney and investment of time and effort, fathers may earn more custody or win sole custody of their children. In the eyes of the law, children who are not dependent upon their mothers, such as a breast-feeding infant, are eligible to fall in the custody of either parent. Legal proceedings and decisions must be fair and unbiased, meaning several court appearances may be necessary to win.

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No, although most courts favor custody to the mother.

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Generally, if one parent is found to be unfit the other parent will have sole legal and physical custody. Courts favor the biological parent in regards to custody.Generally, if one parent is found to be unfit the other parent will have sole legal and physical custody. Courts favor the biological parent in regards to custody.Generally, if one parent is found to be unfit the other parent will have sole legal and physical custody. Courts favor the biological parent in regards to custody.Generally, if one parent is found to be unfit the other parent will have sole legal and physical custody. Courts favor the biological parent in regards to custody.

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They shouldn't not automatically and the present day courts do not necessarily favor the mother over the father. The aforementioned is only applicable when it relates to children of a legally married couple. Mothers of children born out of wedlock are considered to have sole legally and physical custody until a court rules otherwise.


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