In recent times, more and more jurisdictions have been considering the possibility of changing laws with regards to child custody. It has long been the societal norm to assume that the mother would be awarded primary custody of children, but that norm has been changing and it beginning to be reflected in state statutes. It seems that Minnesota is now the latest jurisdiction set to consider bringing about more balance to its laws that deal with child custody.
The state nearly passed a measure during last year’s legislative session that would bring about an assumption that both parents would be given joint custody when this issue arose during a divorce. The measure did not pass, but it appears that the legislature will consider this measure once again in the upcoming legislative session for 2012. If so, it would change the manner in which family court judges would analyze these situations.
In Minnesota and across the country, people who support this type of a law do so because they believe that a child benefits greatly from a continued relationship with both the father and the mother. However, those who tend to be against this type of a law state that it tends to remove the discretion from family court judges that could be useful if it’s possible that the child’s continued relationship with one of the parents could be harmful in some way.
San Diego Child Custody Lawyers
Regardless of the assumption of custody that’s used in any given jurisdiction, one reality that’s unavoidable is that any father who faces the possibility of having to fight for the custody of his children will face a difficult struggle for many reasons. That’s why he or she must take immediate steps to protect his or her legal rights and interests.
If you are someone who could be facing this legal battle, you need to seek the help of San Diego child custody lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of husbands and fathers for many years. Contact the Men’s Legal Center today to schedule an initial consultation.