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Building Your Case for Custody as a Father

It’s perfectly natural for fathers to feel incredibly daunted with the prospect of fighting for child custody. Fathers in the United States have historically been overlooked and undervalued in family court hearings, ultimately due to long-standing gender roles of mothers and caregivers and fathers as breadwinners. Today, we know that fathers are just as capable as mothers when it comes to raising children, and a good father who is fully capable of caring for his children has every right to fight for custody in divorce. Fathers still face an uphill battle when it comes to contesting child custody, as long-standing

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How Does Joint Custody Work With a Newborn?

Child custody is an often-misunderstood area of family law. There are many pervasive myths and misconceptions that cause fathers to believe that the younger their child is, the less time they will likely get to spend with them after divorce. If you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse have a newborn child together, it’s only natural to assume that the mother’s biological abilities to nurture the child would inherently predispose her to receive greater custody of the child in a divorce. While in the past, most courts would uphold mothers as primary caregivers and men have historically received fewer custody rights than

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Common Misconceptions About Fathers’ Rights in Family Law

It’s widely believed that fathers are inherently disadvantaged when it comes to family court matters, particularly child support and child custody. While the family court system in the US has historically skewed in favor of mothers obtaining majority custody, this is not always the case, nor is it always in the best interests of the children involved in a divorce. Fathers who are divorcing and concerned about their future parenting rights should have a firm understanding of their rights in the family court system. An experienced family law attorney can help a father facing divorce build a strong case for

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The Importance of a Paternity Test in Your Divorce Case

It is common for any father to feel uncertain about their biological links to their children, especially very young children in an unstable marriage that’s headed for divorce. If you are the alleged father of a child and you believe your marriage is headed for divorce, you should thoroughly investigate any doubts you may hold about the child’s alleged paternity. A paternity test could potentially spare you significant financial burden in the future and also ultimately benefit the child by providing a clear link to their actual biological father. In most states, the court establishes paternity in divorce cases when

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Commonly Overlooked Statistics About Fathers’ Rights in the US

Numerous studies over the years have indicated that there is a strong bias against fathers in the US family court system. While many signs indicate that times are changing and courts are starting to appreciate the role men play in their children’s lives, the reality is that many men entering the family court system for child custody feel like they’re starting the process on the back foot from the beginning. Judges have displayed gender bias against men for decades, and it is essential for fathers to not only understand this trend but also the fact that they can fight for

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Can a judge take away custody if a parent becomes sick?

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Divorce on Friday, June 12, 2020. Family law judges have one responsibility when it comes to making decisions in child custody cases in St. Louis. Their job is to make determinations as to what’s in the best interest of the minor. A parent’s medical condition can affect whether or not they end up with custody of their kids. A judge won’t likely deprive a parent of custody simply because they’ve received a cancer diagnosis. They will probably want to know how well a parent can care for their child’s health, welfare and safety if they

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