The days of mothers receiving sole legal custody in New York divorce cases are long gone. Fathers now have equal rights when it comes to parenting responsibilities and privileges. However, it can be a serious challenge for a father, during divorce, to be given joint custody with a mother, or sole legal custody over an irresponsible, alcoholic, or even abusive mother that should not be given any custody rights in the first place. For many fathers, the custody battle is one fought uphill, which is why working with a professional fathers rights attorney is so crucial. The Columbia County attorneys of the Colwell Law Group hold nothing back when it comes to defending your rights and working tirelessly for all of our clients’ best interests.
Fathers can have an Enormous and Positive Impact on their Children’s’ Lives
Mothers are not the sole bearers of responsibilities when it comes to child raising these days. Fathers play an important role in their children’s lives, and deserve to play just as big a role after divorce, or whether or not they were ever married to their child’s mother. According to the Pew Research Center, fathers are more involved in their children’s lives than they were 50 years ago, and research has shown that early father involvement with their children leads to better self-esteem, academic success, and positive behavior for their kids, as reported by the Fatherhood Project.