In any divorce situation, it’s important that all parties involved are able to exercise the rights they deserve. Fathers, of course, are included. When examining the topic of fathers’ rights in divorce, it’s important to keep in mind that the term covers many different aspects of divorce and separation. Understanding just how much ground the term covers can help those in such situations realize they have more rights than they may initially believe.
The first thing fathers need to fully understand is that they do not have to prove the mother in the situation is horribly unfit to parent a child to have rights. This is an artifact from a bygone era in which a mother was the main child-raising parent and the man was only viewed as a breadwinner. Obviously, those times have passed, and a well-rounded father does much more than simply put food on the table. Unfortunately, many men still feel like they have fewer options available to them when issues during a divorce appear.
Child custody and visitation struggles are, understandably, very stressful situations to go through. They’re even tougher when you have the unfair and untrue views of a mother vs. father mentality in your head. At The Law offices of James A Adams, P.C., L.L.O., we know our clients have the right to a fair process just as any parent would. We also understand that it’s important for you to know that as well. That’s why we take the time to educate our clients on their rights and help them understand the legal options they have available.
Despite the stress involved in these situations, seeking experienced legal representation can help make the path clearer and assist in fighting for the rights you very much deserve. For more information, please visit our fathers’ rights page.