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What should fathers know about child custody?

On Behalf of | May 16, 2022 | Family Law |

Many parents in Kentucky end up in divorce. Fathers might think they’re at a disadvantage when it comes to their kids. It’s you’re a father, it’s important to know all about child custody.

What are fathers’ child custody rights?

Although many people automatically think that mothers take precedence over fathers in child custody matters, this isn’t the case. Mothers and fathers have equal rights to their children. The court aims to make decisions based on the best interests of the children. As a result, if the father has been the primary parent throughout the marriage, after the divorce, they might be awarded primary custody.

What are the best tips for fathers seeking custody?

For fathers who are going through child custody battles, it’s important to know what to expect. However, it’s also important to have the right tips as to how to proceed with custody matters. One of the most important things is to stay rational and avoid emotional outbursts and fights with your ex.

If you and your child’s mother are willing to work together for the sake of your kids, you should consider mediation. This is an alternative to a court proceeding that can help you come to an agreement together regarding child custody. A mediator can help you work through any points of dispute so that you can compromise and find the best solution for everyone.

Working on your communication with your ex is crucial. If you can communicate clearly and rationally, it can help even if you end up relying on a judge to decide on your child custody situation. At the same time, you should maintain a healthy, loving relationship with your children and avoid putting them in the middle of any issues between you and your ex.

Fathers are just as important to their children as their mothers. Following these tips can help you when custody is decided.