On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Fathers’ Rights on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.
Missouri fathers have an integral role to play in their children’s lives. Unlike past generations, many people now acknowledge just how important it is for a child to have ready access to not just their mother after a divorce, but to both parents. Unfortunately, fathers sometimes still face an uphill battle when it comes to asserting their paternal rights during child custody matters.
Shared, 50/50 custody is ideal for many families hoping to maintain loving, nurturing bonds after a divorce. When fathers advocate for this situation, they are often met with unnecessary opposition or demands. It is not uncommon for fathers to come up against any of the following obstacles:
- Demands for more child support in exchange for more parenting time
- Untrue child abuse accusations
- Dangerous and irrational behavior from the custodial parent
- Wrongful relocation of the child by the mother
- Contested paternity claims
These situations can be understandably frightening for fathers. Some might even be concerned that pushing the matter further will result in the loss of custody or visitation. While these are indeed serious matters that a mother might use to deny a father rightful access to their child, they are not at all impossible to overcome.
Missouri family law can be complicated, and child custody matters are no exception. Your paternal rights play an important role when determining custody, and you deserve experienced and vigorous representation when asserting those rights. We are proud of the unyielding guidance we have provided to countless fathers as they seek a resolution to their child custody issues.