If you’re a father going through the painful process of divorce, you probably have some major concerns about your future relationship with your child.
It’s long been assumed that mothers are given preferential treatment, and often times full custody of children in a divorce. While possible, there is no rule or law that states it has to be that way. In fact, there are things you can do to better position yourself as a father to get full custody in a custody battle.
As it’s typically in the best interests of the child, most courts prefer that both parents share custody in case of a divorce. There are times, however, when it makes sense for one parent to have full custody. Some details the court will consider when deciding which of the parents parent should gain custody are:
- A father interested in gaining full custody of a child must, first and foremost, have established paternity.
- Before awarding full custody of a child to either parent, a family law judge will want to have a clear understanding of the relationship between the father and child.
- Family law courts will also want to understand the relationship between child and mother.
Even in full custody situations, the court will typically provide visitation rights to the other parent— always keeping the child’s best interest in mind.
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