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If you’re a father who is frustrated because once again you are spending Father’s Day without your children, take heart. There are steps Omaha dads can take that can lead to reunification with their kids.

In the past, the courts often unfairly moved the custody scales in favor of the mothers. However, those days are fading very fast. Today, most jurisdictions have established family courts. Family court judges are specially trained in sorting out the elements of complex family law matters. Most no longer assume that children are better off in their mothers’ custody.

Fathers in contested custody cases who can demonstrate that they have as much of a commitment to involved parenting as the mother stand a respectable chance of being named as the kids’ co-parent. Should the mother be deficient in her own parenting abilities, the father could potentially be awarded sole custody.Judges put a great deal of weight into past parental involvement. However, some fathers may learn of their parenthood months or years after the children are born. In other cases, parental alienation on the part of the mothers may have kept the fathers from bonding with their offspring.

It’s never too late to make a new start. If you’re a father who wants to become more involved in his children’s lives, you can take steps to make that desire a reality.

This also holds true for fathers who are dissatisfied with the limited visitation or custody rights currently in force by an order from an Omaha family law court. You can petition the court for a custody modification that would allow you to spend more time with your kids.

Source: The Huffington Post, “Father’s Rights In Divorce: Myths and Facts,” Natalie Gregg, accessed June 15, 2018

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