Helping fathers gain the custody they deserve

Child custody and visitation are extremely important issues, but they are arguably a bigger concern for fathers, who have perennially been awarded sole custody of a child less often than mothers. This long history of courts seemingly favoring mothers over fathers has led to some men feeling as though they are treated unfairly in child custody hearings and given unfair custody agreements as a result. This is not necessarily true, but legal representation is still important in receiving a fair custody arrangement.

It may seem obvious to some people, but having both parents involved in a child's upbringing is good for the child. This has only been more firmly established in recent years by studies and surveys, and the courts in Florida have now begun to reflect this idea by offering more equal time-sharing between parents. However, equal time is not simply given, as courts still ultimately do what is in the best interests of the child.

What this means is that it is your responsibility to prove that your involvement is best for the child. This can be done in a number of ways, including financially supporting the child and being there for many of their important moments and activities. It may sound small, but simply showing up to your child's basketball games or school plays could demonstrate that you are committed to your child and that you deserve to be involved in his or her life.

Of course being involved in your child's life is only part of the battle. You must still prove to the courts that you are committed to your child and that your involvement is in the child's best interests. Visit our webpage to learn how we can help you build a case for your child custody interests.

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