If you are a father who is experiencing a divorce with children or going through a continuing child custody dispute with the mother of your children, you may have been told that the deck is stacked against you. This is simply not true. Why?
There are several reasons this is not true. But let’s look at the 10 items you should know about your Father Rights.
- When determining custody of a child, the law requires that a Judge considers what is in the best interest of the child, or who has been the main care giver of the child, not the sex of the parents.
- A father has the right to visit his child or file for custody of that child.
- A father’s role in their child’s life is critical in the healthy development of the child
- Fathers win custody of their children in Texas Courts every day; it is more common than most people think.
- A father is important to the development of his child and the Texas Family Code recognizes this fact, perhaps more so in the 21stCentury than ever before.
- A father is not just there to give child support could be the custodial parent requesting that the mother be the one to make child support payments each month.
- A father has the right to develop an on-going relationship with his child and Texas Law is there to ensure that the father and his wishes are protected and heard.
- The number of fathers who are asking for custody and who are given custody of their children is growing every day.
- No father should have to accept that his ex-spouse is moving to a different county, state, or country, and therefore he will not have access to his child(ren) on a regular basis. There are clauses that can be put in place which prevent the former spouse from making such large decisions that affect the amount of time a father has with his child. These clauses can be put in place during a divorce if the parents were married, so that the father’s rights are looked after for life.
- Children of a certain age have a say in whether they want to live with their father or not, meaning that if the relationship between you and your child is incredibly strong and the child really does want to remain with his/her father, Texas Law takes these important wishes into consideration.
Warren & Migliaccio is experienced in the area of the rights of the father, child custody and divorce law. If you are a father needing help to secure your visitation rights, or to even fight for the custody of your child(ren), our lawyers are more than capable of setting you on the road to protecting your rights.