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Answered 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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How likely is a father to get custody of the children?

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.


Fathers Custody Rights?

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.


Does the birth mother have automatic custody if she and father are married?

No, although most courts favor custody to the mother.


When the parent have joint custody and the child gets taken by social services who gets the child if one parent is found unfit?

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.


Why should the moms be awarded custody?

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.


Does a mother favor her first or second son?

That depends entirely on the mother and her sons. Some mothers favor one, some the other, and some neither.


How do you get a court order for a child not to leave the states without the fathers consent?

Have your divorce attorney file a motion with the custody judge. You'll need a good reason, though. Fear of flight, fear for the child's safety, travel to country's that favor one parent's rights over the other (like Saudi Arabia, for example, which would favor the father's rights above all).


What are the fathers' rights in a custody battle?

Fathers should be on equal footing with Mothers in a custody battle. However, many courts still favor the Mother, particularly with young children and infants.I have been practicing family law, specializing in fathers rights for over 30 years. What I can tell you is that you have plenty of rights in a custody battle and should aggressively assert them. If you think just "being a good dad" will get you there, you will be very disappointed with the outcome of your action.I tell fathers to begin the custody battle seeking as much time with their children as they feel is in the children's best interests - depending upon the age of the child and the father's relationship.You can seek anything from sole custody, to primary custody, to joint custody or liberal visitation rights. Whatever situation you feel is best for your children.Every child custody study shows that children become much better adults if they have regular, continuous and healthy contact with their Father. So for your kids sake, take every action possible to assert all of your rights as a Dad from the very beginning of a custody battle.I suggest that Dads read as much as they can about winning custody as early in their action as possible. Mothers, not only often have the prejudice of the court on their side, they also tend to be more prepared and better able to communicate.So learn how to win and get prepared if you really want to maximize your time with your children. There are plenty of books on winning custody on the Internet. Just be certain that the author is an attorney with plenty of litigation experience in child custody. Those books by other dads or counselors are nice, however they have not had the experience of thousands of custody cases and what it takes to win "within the system."Another PerspectiveUp to and through the early twentieth century fathers were typically favored for child custody if the marriage ended. That custom gradually changed since the courts had to acknowledge that the mother was the primary care giver and she should keep raising the children in their tender years. That presumption gave way to the best interest of the child doctrine in the 1970s. It is a fact of family life that mothers usually provide the day to day, primary care of their children even if they work outside the home. It should be remembered that shared parenting is the best possible solution to a divorce. Fighting over custody often has other motivations at its root such as wanting to hurt the other parent, wanting to maintain control and wanting to avoid paying child support. The mother is often the target in custody battles and they set the stage for years of legal wrangling.Courts know that generally speaking, mothers are the ones who provide the day to day care for their children, even if they also work outside the home. It is also true that many fathers take an active role in raising their children. If the father was the primary caregiver then he should be considered primary custody since caregiving should be the main qualification for awarding physical custody along with a healthy environment, stability and safety.You need to be able to show that you were the one who provided day to day care for your child including such tasks as the following:You fed, bathed and put the child to bed.You got the child ready for school, packed their lunch and got them to school or to the bus.You attended all the school conferences, plays, etc.You brought the child to the doctor and dentist visits and stayed home with them when they were sick.You brought them to school events, sports, birthday parties, play dates, extra curricular activities.You took the child shopping for clothes.


What happens when a non custodial parent don't show up for a custody hearing?

Default in favor of the other parent.


Were the Founding Fathers heroes or villains?

Depends on which side of the war you were on! The British considered them traitors. The Americans in favor considered them heros.


Is marijuana a tipper in a divorce case for custody of kids in the situation?

It is likely that use of marijuana would be a factor that would not be in the users favor.


Fathers Rights Advocacy?

With society’s increasing shift of parental responsibilities toward fathers, courts are becoming more sympathetic toward them. Laws provide for equal treatment of both parents and decisions regarding custody, child support, restraining orders and other related issues must be made fairly. In the past, fathers were seldom granted custody and were given minimal visitation rights. Their main support for the children was financial. Society has evolved today to recognize that fathers have the right to seek custody when they feel they are more fit than the mother. Very few courts will rule unfairly upon a case that has been appealed. Initial custody or child support rulings may be unfavorable, but first rulings are not set in stone. The most important thing to remember is that fathers should not give up their battle. Gaining desirable results may involve several court hearings. Father’s rights advocacy agencies and groups exist today to help fathers deal with legal issues related to the custody and child support of their kids. Father’s advocacy groups formed because fathers were being treated unfairly. Several fathers who pioneered the field in battling for unfavorable child support and custody rulings have influenced the formation of these groups. Dadsrights.com is one of the most popular groups and provides many different resources. Advocacy groups involve attorneys and other professionals who are dedicated to helping fathers who face legal problems with child rights. Advocate plans are usually paid in advance, giving the concerned father the option to contact the group leader any time during their membership period to receive advice and answers to issues they face. These plans are beneficial especially for fathers who anticipate numerous obstacles. Mothers who file unnecessary restraining orders, continually seek out court punishment or purposely make trouble for the father are all signs that an advocacy group is needed. Even if problems are not anticipated, an advocacy group will still be useful for providing answers when they are needed. It may be considered as a form of insurance - it may or may not be needed, but having it when a problem arises outweighs the detriments of going without it. Advocates are dedicated only to the purpose of helping fathers. Some custody and child support cases may start off smoothly and later evolve into a messy and problematic situation. Advocates keep up-to-date information and may be able to help fathers with new laws and regulations enacted in their favor.


Can marriage help to get child custody?

It may if the marriage provides a substantial favorable circumstantial change, resulting in favor of the child's best interests.


Do younger boys like older girls?

Yes; they often see them as mother figures; either in favor of, or opposing to, their own mothers.


You are the non custodial parent. The child has been living with you for months and the non custodial parent has not tried to visit the child at all. How do you get legal custody?

You can petition the court for a modification of the custody order. For such an important issue you should contact an attorney who specializes in custody cases. The attorney can review your situation, explain your rights and options and present the most compelling evidence to the court on your behalf. Their experience with the law in your state, and the court, is invaluable and will provide you with your best chance of obtaining a judgment in your favor.You can petition the court for a modification of the custody order. For such an important issue you should contact an attorney who specializes in custody cases. The attorney can review your situation, explain your rights and options and present the most compelling evidence to the court on your behalf. Their experience with the law in your state, and the court, is invaluable and will provide you with your best chance of obtaining a judgment in your favor.You can petition the court for a modification of the custody order. For such an important issue you should contact an attorney who specializes in custody cases. The attorney can review your situation, explain your rights and options and present the most compelling evidence to the court on your behalf. Their experience with the law in your state, and the court, is invaluable and will provide you with your best chance of obtaining a judgment in your favor.You can petition the court for a modification of the custody order. For such an important issue you should contact an attorney who specializes in custody cases. The attorney can review your situation, explain your rights and options and present the most compelling evidence to the court on your behalf. Their experience with the law in your state, and the court, is invaluable and will provide you with your best chance of obtaining a judgment in your favor.


You and your girlfriend had a baby and are living together now. Things are not going well and you are going to separate. What are your chances of getting full or joint custody of your son?

Unless the mother is somehow unfit to be the custodial parent your chances for full custody are slim. Courts favor placing children with their mother. You would have better luck requesting joint custody.


Your kids have not seen their mom in a few months due to her refusal to see them but she wants custody can she get it?

Evidence would not be in her favor, but she might try a false allegation. see links


What was the primary source of conflict in a society according to the founding fathers?

Founding Fathers believed political parties were the primary source of conflict in a society. They viewed them as factions dangerous to the public interest. Their ideology called for the subordination of marginal interests in favor of the general welfare of the people.


Do mothers have a favorite child?

It has been my experience that Mothers naturally love all their children and try to do so equally. However, children and mothers are people too and sometimes two people can simply get on with one another better - if this did not happen we would never make friends - and this can happen within families which means that sometimes a mother seems to favor one child.


Can a father get custody after 14 years just because the mother filed for child support?

No. Fathers, and father's lawyers, often use that tactic to scare mothers from requesting child support. It is an age old trick that works too often. It's too bad you waited so long. Every child has the right to be supported by both parents.It is up to you to show you are a fit parent by making certain there is no evidence to the contrary. Your parenting should show that you place the needs of your children above your own needs and that you have provided a safe, healthy, stable environment for them. You should be an active parent in their education, spend time with them and engage in activities that benefit children. The courts favor placing small children in the custody of their mother. If you can show they have a good home with you then you have nothing to worry about.


What is the correct for to do a favor or to make a favor?

do a favor -- Will you do me a favor? or ask a favor -- Can I ask you a favor?


Can a child's father get custody of child when he gets out of prision?

It's not impossible. In doing so, he would need to file a petition for custody and go to a hearing. The nature of the father's crime would be considered, whether conditions of parole or probation would present a hardship in caring for the child, the living environment the father would provide compared to the child's current living environment, etc. Ultimately, the judge will rule in favor of the best interests of the child when determining custody. If the father can prevent a compelling case why it would be better for him to have custody rather than allowing the present custody order to prevail, he may be awarded custody.


Can a nineteen year old get custody of her three year old nephew?

Not likely, courts award in parents favor meaning a court would prefer a child grow up with the parents, and unless you are rich and extremely stable a judge won't give custody of a child to a nineteen year old.


Can you make 15 year old son live with you in joint custody?

There are different types of joint custody but in all types, where the child lives is determined by the court is the parents cannot reach an accord. You can't "make" your son live with you in violation of a court order. However if he or the other parent is in violation of court ordered custody, you can file an action in court for contempt against the other parent. They may be fined and or jailed as a result and if the contempt continues, custody modified in your favor based on that.


Can your 8 year old son decide not to go to his fathers house We live in texas?

No, not without the other parent being found in contempt of court if the father decides to file such an action. That can lead to the mother incurring fines, jail time and even custody modification to favor the father if the contempt becomes chronic. However, Texas is unique in that it greatly encourages children to make their wishes known to the court regarding custody and visitation and if the child is age 12 and older, the law mandates a judge must meet with the child in chambers to discuss just that. Since your son is not yet 12, it isn't legally required, but the judge will take the child's wishes into consideration if they are conveyed to the court but will ultimately rule in favor of what he/she feels is in the best interests of the child.