Many fathers worry about their rights when it comes to their children as they face divorce. In addition, many men in California have false ideas about the law and how it applies to fathers. Many believe the law is biased towards mothers and that fathers will have a hard time getting custody of their children. Rather than focusing on negative, fathers should look at the legitimate facts and evidence that supports their position for sole or joint custody.
To determine the best course of action for you, speak with a divorce and child custody lawyer, like those at Men’s Legal Center in San Diego. In the meantime, there are a few things you should consider:
- Time – It is important to ask yourself how much time you actually have to devote to the care of your children. If you work a traditional 40-hour-a-week job and you can only devote evenings or weekends to your children’s care, consider opting for joint custody and get as close to a 50/50 arrangement as you can logically handle.
- Decisions – When you have joint legal custody, both you and your ex-spouse are equally involved in all decisions relating to your children. Joint custody is encouraged by the law, except in cases of abuse or neglect. You have an equal say in decisions about your children if you seek joint custody.
- Accusations – If your ex-spouse has made false accusations of abuse or neglect against you, the best thing you can do is call your attorney at Men’s Legal Center. Though these accusations may seem damning, there must be evidence to support them. If they are false, there will be no evidence and this behavior can be used to show that the children’s’ best interests may lie with you in a sole custody agreement. In any case, let your attorney handle negative attitudes and accusations by your former spouse.
Men’s Legal Center Helps Fathers
Just because your marriage is at an end does not mean your relationship with your children is ending. As their father, you have the same rights to custody and decision-making as your spouse. If you are facing divorce, act quickly and speak with a skilled and knowledgeable divorce and child custody attorney at Men’s Legal Center.
Our team understands that divorce and child custody battles are emotionally draining. We are here to fight for your rights and help you pursue what is in the best interests of your children. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discuss your options.