Child custody is a growing fathers’ rights issue

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Fathers’ Rights on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.

Just because a man gets divorced does not mean he is not a good parent. Many fathers in Missouri not only desire active and healthy relationships with their children, but they also want sole child custody of them. There are several things to keep in mind regarding parental rights and how best to proceed to win custody of children as a father.

The number of fathers getting custody of their children in divorce appears to be on the rise. One way to show the court one’s full parental participation is to log all time spent with one’s children. Whether attending sporting events, taking them to the dentist or helping them with homework and going to school activities, when a father demonstrates his active involvement and care in his children’s lives, the court may be more likely to grant him custody.

Most fathers hope children can maintain healthy, active relationships with their other parent; however, if that parent’s behavior causes concern, it may be brought to the court’s attention. For instance, allowing children to skip school or exposing them to activities or situations that place them in harm’s way may influence the court’s final ruling. Enlisting the aid of witnesses to attest to one’s character and ability to raise children is also helpful.

Any Missouri father in need of assistance regarding child custody may seek emotional support from a trusted family member or close friend. Many fathers have also turned to their faith leaders as advocates in such situations. Finally, an experienced family law attorney can provide many services to protect a father’s paternity rights and seek solutions that help him and his children move forward to a happy future together.

Source:, “10 Tips on Getting Child Custody for a Father“, Whitney Dickinson, Accessed on Jan. 9, 2017

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