There are many reasons that fathers are treated differently than mothers when it comes to custody and parenting time. And there are many societal factors that can influence how fathers are treated compared to mothers, even in countries where the law is supposed to treat them equally. Knowing what these factors are can help you to successfully address them.
Co-parenting after domestic violence is a sensitive, difficult subject, made even more so because many people don’t realize that often the father who is co-parenting after domestic violence was the domestic violence victim. This is because men very rarely report being abused by the mother of their children, even though it happens nearly as often as the other way around. Here are a few top guidelines that can prepare an abused father for a successful co-parenting relationship.
If you are a single dad, or a soon-to-be single dad, it’s a good idea to understand a fathers rights for child support, so you know what is required of you, and what you should expect. Under current family law each parent is required to support their children financially after a separation. Different states have formulas they follow to determine child support, and all of them use the following key factors.
Having a fathers’ equal rights has always been in the best interests of the children. So the key to ensuring a father’s equal rights is to demonstrate that dad has the best interest of the child at heart. After all, fathers’ equal rights are really about the child’s right to have a good relationship with their father as well as with their mother, and making sure that the child’s quality of life is not disrupted by the separation.
Many people in the society often think mothers have the upper hand when it comes to divorce and child custody bargains. And many see fathers as undeserving to be in the lives of their children after a divorce. But these are just misconceptions that are not based on facts. Fathers have rights too, and they should not be shut out by mothers, or courts for that matter. If you are going through a co-parenting arrangement process and are scared of being treated unfairly just because you are the father, it helps to understand that you have every right to continue playing an active role in your children’s lives, and that you are protected by the law.
Trying to find a fathers rights helpline, especially in a time of need, can be daunting. You may already be stressed, or frustrated, and then trying to find a fathers rights helpline, let alone one that is legit, can add to the stress. Here are a few dads rights helplines that you can try. Keep in mind that most fathers rights hotlines can’t give straight up legal advice, because they are not staffed by lawyers. However, if you need fathers rights legal advice, most fathers rights lawyers and law firms will give you either a free or low-cost consultation. If you do specifically need legal advice concerning fathers rights, we also list a few fathers’ rights legal helplines maintained by lawyers and law firms at the end of this article, but do be aware that they are likely to soft-sell you to retain their firm.
Unmarried fathers rights are not automatic, as unmarried fathers have an extra hurdle that must be cleared which married and separated or divorced fathers don’t. As fathers’ rights attorney Anne Mitchell explains, “In most states the rights of unmarried fathers don’t even exist until the unmarried father is legally recognized as the father, and unless the father is already on the birth certificate this means that they must establish their paternity.”
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