Fighting for Fathers’ Custody Rights
Fathers have the same rights to custody of their child(ren) as mothers do. Unfortunately, fathers often encounter significant gender bias throughout divorce or custody proceedings and other issues involving their children. Our law firm helps involved dads uphold their parenting rights and develop parenting plans in the best interests of their children.
At The Law Offices of James A. Adams, P.C., L.L.O., we aggressively advocate in our clients’ interests to meet the unique needs of their child(ren) and provide them with opportunity and security. There are many important factors to consider concerning a custody agreement or parenting plan that can affect you and your child(ren) for the rest of your lives. These include whether joint custody is right for your family or if there is reason to seek sole custody of your child(ren). Additionally, we can discuss the aspects of physical custody and legal custody as they apply to your particular situation.
Joint Custody vs. Sole Custody
Joint custody has two aspects: joint legal custody and joint physical custody.
- Joint legal custody means that both parents share the legal decision-making for the child(ren). The parents must discuss and make a good faith effort to agree on a decision that is best for the child(ren). In contrast, if a parent has sole legal custody, then that parent has the unilateral right to make decisions for the child(ren) without the input from the other parent.
- Joint physical custody means that both parents will have possession of the child(ren) close to 50 percent of the time. In contrast, if a parent has sole physical custody, then that parent will have the child(ren) in his or her care for at least 75 percent of the time.
Mothers are often awarded sole physical custody because they often spend more time with the child(ren), and the court often views mothers in more of a nurturing role than fathers. This is a stereotype and prejudice we can address. Our Omaha attorney understands the nuances of joint and sole custody. Mr. Adams can fight for your custodial rights to be fairly and equally involved as a dad when it is in the best interests of you and your child(ren).
We can discuss all of these issues in detail with you, how they relate, how they may affect the rest of your life and the lives of your children, and how we can help you obtain your best possible results in the legal forum.
Remember, our motto is DAD’S HAVE RIGHTS TOO!