What Are My Rights As A Father?
It used to be that children would live with their mother after a divorce, and the father would see them on the weekends or holidays at best. Times have changed, according to Slate, beginning in the 1970s when the traditional breadwinning father and homemaking mother broke out of their traditional roles. Now, fathers have equal rights concerning child custody, which means that you have a good chance of continuing and building on the relationship that you have with your children. While there is nothing in New York law that gives the mother preferential treatment when the court decides who the children will live with, if joint custody is not an option, there are still some lingering biases from the times of old. Because of this, we strongly suggest that you consult with an experienced Greene County fathers’ rights attorney at your soonest availability. The experienced Greene County family law attorneys of The Colwell Law Group, LLC are here to answer all of your questions and are eager to provide compassionate yet aggressive legal counsel to protect your rights.
Greene County Child Custody
When determining child custody, the court will always choose the option available that gives the child, or children, the best chance at succeeding in life; more specifically, the court chooses in favor of the child’s best interest. In an ideal world, this is generally split custody between the mother and the father. However, this option might not be possible in every scenario. Maybe one of the parents plans to move to another city or state. Or, maybe the court believes that because one parent works 60 hours a week, they will not have the time to provide adequate care during their days with the child. You need to be prepared to show the court why you deserve split or full custody, and to do that you must fully understand the set of criteria that the New York court looks at when making the decision.