Posts tagged "Paternity and Custody"
Custody battles are stressful, to say the least, for all parties involved. They can sometimes be even more intense as a father. In some courtrooms, it can be a steep, uphill battle for a father to prove that it would be in the child's best interest for him to be awarded custody. Understandably, the stress of doing so can create much tension and pent up anger. If a father reaches his boiling point and acts on those emotions, he can hurt his chances of a favorable decision. Here, we give you some tips of what not to do while going through a custody battle.
It is no secret that in some courtrooms fathers have to work twice as hard to prove their value in a child's life. It is also no secret that implicit bias exists, even in our judicial system. Traditional gender roles in a family often sway a judge's decision when deciding matters such as child custody, visitation, and the best interests of a child. Therefore, wouldn't it make sense to obtain the services of an attorney who is also willing to work twice as hard to prove your parenting fitness?
Custody agreements that involve active duty military service members are complex matters. There are issues that must be addressed in addition to the usual visitation and custodial schedules within a typical settlement agreement.
On an anecdotal level, it might seem that a single father raising his children is a rare sight indeed. However, while it is true that there are many more single mothers than fathers, dads doing their best to provide a home for their children is not as uncommon of a phenomenon as one might think.
As this blog has mentioned on previous occasions, the gateway to an Omaha, Nebraska man getting parental rights to see and have a relationship with his son or daughter involves establishing paternity.
While fewer and fewer people in the United States are getting married, the number of couples who choose to cohabit without getting married continues to grow. According to one organization, the number of people cohabiting across the country rose from about 14 million in 2007 to about 18 million in 2016, an increase of 29 percent. During this same period of time, among people between 18 and 34, the increase was about 24 percent, from 7.2 million to 8.9 million. The number of people between 35 and 49 who were cohabiting increased 20 percent, from 3.9 million to 4.7 million.
A previous post on this blog talked about how men in Omaha and, for that matter, throughout Nebraska can sign an acknowledgement of paternity in lieu of going through formal DNA testing to establish paternity.
Previous posts on the blog have talked about how dads in the Omaha area can go about establishing paternity. For instance, one post discussed how some dads may elect to sign what is called an acknowledgement of paternity form.
Some men in Omaha, Lincoln, or the more rural parts of Nebraska may not think about their need to formally establish paternity, and thus legally obtain parental rights, until after they break up with the child's mother.
Many parents in Omaha may either have what is commonly referred to as a shared custody arrangement or may at least know someone who does. However, dads who are new to the world of figuring out child custody and parenting time may not fully understand exactly what shared custody entails.