Posts tagged "Fathers' Rights"
Even today, when one would think gender bias no longer exists, it still runs rampant in our U.S. court systems. Numerous studies have shown that even more so than lay people, judges tend to default to implicit bias when making decisions regarding matters in which there are traditional gender roles. Cases such as custody matters, domestic violence, and sexual assaults all fit the bill.
As this blog has discussed on previous occasions, the presence of fathers in their children's lives has a number of important benefits for both the dads and their kids. This is one reason why our law firm dedicates its time and attention to helping men establish and protect their fathers' rights to see their children regularly and have a role in making important decisions on their behalf.
In the discussion about an Omaha, Nebraska father's rights, one point that can easily get lost is the right of a father to have a child support obligation that is both fair to his child and to him.
Like other states, Nebraska takes sex offenses, particularly those involving children, very seriously. Those accused of such crimes often wind up in prison for a long time. Even if they do not, however, their rights, including their rights to custody and parenting, can be significantly affected.
It is a sad reality that sometimes a child's mother will die while the child is still young, and this can happen in situations where the father of the child is not living in the same household.
A recent analysis of Census data suggests that dads may have made some progress, albeit slight, in showing courts that they are willing to and capable of being strong parental figures for their children. The study showed that there are, as of 2017, about 24 million children and teens under 18 living in a single parent home. Of those 24 million, over 50 percent of them, that is, 15 million, were residing with the mother.
The big part of fathers' rights entails a dad's being able to have a say in his children's lives and build up a relationship with them.
Some residents of Omaha, Nebraska, may think that the old notion that a mother is, generally speaking, the best caregiver for a child is no longer relevant in parenting time and child custody decisions.
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.
Are mothers still favored in child custody matters? The answer may well depend on what state you live in. As a recent study shows, states vary greatly in how much custody time fathers tend to get.