Father’s Rights and Divorce

When it comes to love and marriage, life can always throw that proverbial curve ball. The guy doesn’t always get the girl, and now a days, the mom doesn’t always get the kids. According to the Huffington Post, there are several myths and facts that all divorcing fathers need to know.

TheresaThe court does not automatically decide that the kids are better off in the home of the mother. It is a common myth that even if the father can prove that he is more stable addition able to care for the children that the courts are not inclined to separate the children from their mothers. It is common that the marital household has dual incomes but even then, there is usually one parent that bears most of the parental responsibility. This facet is a very important one when considering child custody.

The goal of the court is to keep from disrupting the lives of the children as much as possible, as divorce itself is disruptive enough. If the father of the child is more or at least equally involved in the child’s life and displays a vested interest in the child’s activities, then dad has a better chance of being awarded primary custody. Examples of things that may be considered include taking the children to school, involvement in extracurricular activities, making meals and attending doctor’s appointments.

There is a plethora of attorneys that operate under the guise of being fathers’ rights advocates. However, father’s with primary custody of their children are no longer an anomaly. If you are going through a divorce and you have questions regarding seeking the custody of your children, an experienced and knowledgeable Illinois divorce attorney can assist you with your questions and representation in the case. You and your children deserve the very best.

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