In most cases, children benefit when they are allowed to maintain a strong relationship with both parents after a divorce. However, there are times when it may be appropriate for one parent to pursue full custody of his or her child. In specific circumstances, a Nebraska father may believe it is in the interests of his kid to seek full child custody. This can be a difficult process, but there are things he can do to build a strong case for sole custody rights.
Family courts have traditionally given preference to the mother, but this has changed over recent years. Even a though a dad has a better chance now of securing full custody than he did in the past, there are certain things he should first do. It is helpful to start by deciding if full custody is necessary and whether the dad’s capabilities and schedule will allow it. After that, he will want to give careful consideration to the costs associated with having full custody of a child.
A dad should also strive to prove that he is an active participant in the life of his child. This means being at events, helping with schoolwork, advocating for the child’s needs and being an integral part of everyday life. As hard as it may be, it is not appropriate, even when seeking full custody, to talk badly about the other parent. This can be harmful for the kids.
Finally, a Nebraska dad seeking full custody will benefit from the support and guidance of an experienced attorney. It is helpful to have assistance with paperwork, preparing the legal case and more. When fighting for full child custody, a dad has a stronger chance of success with the right support system in place.