Fathers Rights â€“ Fact or Mostly Fiction? Provided by Child Custody Strategies Matter Fathers have rights too! But try telling that to an ex who is bent on keeping the kids away from you and bleeding you for everything you've got. The reality is when it comes to child custody and family law issues fathers have the same rights mothers do. The problem is that way too many fathers fail to educate themselves about the legal system, especially on issues of family law. Consequently they place themselves at the mercy of an attorney who may or may not be good at what he does and on a judge who may have inadequate information. Fathers need information that will help them understand the gravity of the problem they are facing and what to do in the situation that will help rather than hurt their chances in court. A key problem men face in a divorce is not knowing what a good agreement between the parties should look like nor do they know how to negotiate a deal that is fair to both parties. Many times fathers want to avoid a long drawn out battle in court so they willingly sign off on the divorce only to discover they lost everything they had. In some cases they may even lose access to the children. What they don't know, or don't know how to do, is file a response with the court to request and equitable division of all assets, custody, support based on real income, not a number the ex gives her lawyer. This is a key mistake fathers make and the results can be predictably disastrous. A further issue fathers face is the belief that the system is biased in favor of the mother so why bother going through the process if the results are predetermined anyway. That belief has kept men from educating themselves and discover that they do have rights enshrined in law and they can win a fair settlement. However, that requires that men inform themselves. They don't need coffee shop legal advise. What they need is reliable counsel that will make them feel confident when they talk to their attorney or appear in court. Because they don't know what questions to ask of their attorney or what their rights as a father really are they wind up being under represented or worse yet misrepresented in court. Their attorney may be ignorant about family law but to the lawyer that doesn't matter. He gets paid whether he wins or loses the case. Therefore it is crucial to be self educated. If you are in custody battle, whether or not it goes to court, it is important to have the right information. Knowledge is power and that was never more true than in custody disputes. For specific guidance that will help you feel confident and empowered in the divorce and custody process click here for custody strategies for men. This information is state specific.
If you are in custody battle, whether or not it goes to court, it is important to have the right information. Knowledge is power and that wa...