Child Custody Issues for Divorced Fathers

Separated, divorced and biological fathers are confronted with a wide range of fathers custody issues. In some cases, it might begin with establishing paternity of the child which can be done by asking the court to order testing.

If paternity is not in dispute, custody of the child or children is typically the next issue to be decided. Your custodial rights might mean that you have sole or joint physical custody of the children or that you have consistent visitation rights with them.

If neither parent has given up their legal rights, then child support issues may arise. A financial evaluation by the court will determine whether child support payments are appropriate and how much they will be. The court will also decide which parent will be making the child support payments depending upon the unique circumstances involved with each case.

Sometimes custody battles are clouded by issues of some type of abuse. A high percentage of physical and sexual abuse accusations are proven false or never substantiated. The abuse may be real or the claims may be a ploy to deny fathers their legal rights to child custody.

When custody is settled, ongoing fathers custody issues typically crop up over scheduling visitation, switching weekends, deciding where the children are for holidays, etc. Disputes can also arise regarding how children are raised, their education, the activities in which they are involved, their religious training if any and even, when they get older, who their friends are or who they are dating. Separated and divorced fathers often see these things differently than the mother does and disputes must sometimes be settled by the courts.

It is often necessary to hire a lawyer to represent you in these important fathers custody issues as you seek your rights and the best interests of your children.

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