Last Updated: February 15, 2022
Yes they can! Dads deserve rights too and the laws have changed in all 50-states to reflect that. That’s what we say every time someone asks us whether they have a chance at winning custody over their children and you deserve to get father’s rights help. Recently, courts and judges nationwide have begun to recognize the simple fact that fathers are integral in a child’s life. And with this new knowledge, courts have finally begun to give fathers the rights they deserve when it comes to deciding who gets the kids. Get the father’s rights advice and help you deserve, stop wasting time when you need to fight for your family’s rights!
Father’s Rights – Win Your Custody Battle!
Now, we need to make this very clear, there is still a bias against fathers winning custody over mothers across the United States. But, with a father’s rights advocate on your side, you can rest assured that your chances at gaining custody of your kids is better than ever before. It is essential for a dad to not make a mistake that could send his custody case spiraling out of control – extreme care must be taken. Fathers can win custody of their children and do every day. But caution must be taken or you risk setting yourself up for failure.
Make sure these things are in order to get yourself in position for a win:
• Have a bedroom for the kids
• Don’t move out of the marital home and away from the kids
• Do whatever it takes to not get an order of protection against you
• Figure out your work schedule so you can take care of the kids
• Do not have other women spend the night with your kids in the same house
• Keep a diary of everything that happens for your attorney
• Don’t try to be the “cool” parent and let your kids misbehave (this will get brought up in mediation)
One of the biggest problems fathers have is that they move out of the house and away from the kids. You have now just set yourself up for a loss because of the fact that the children’s mother is not the parent who spends the majority of the time with the kids—and this is not good for fathers at all. When a parent moves out of the house and leaves the kids behind, a court can take that to mean that the dad has essentially said “my kids are in good hands with their mother, that’s why I left.” So, when it comes time to explain why you are the better parent and mom might not be that terrific, the judge will ask this one simple question: “why would you leave your kids in the care of someone that you didn’t think was as good of a parent as you?” And that questions has no answer that makes a dad look good.
Now, let us assume that there is a legitimate reason to move out and you do so and continue an equal parenting situation with the mother once you move. What is your house like? One killer for dads is that they move into a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment and then the kids do not have their own bedroom. One big factor the courts consider is the sleeping arrangements for the kids. Now, it isn’t a big deal if the kids are sharing a room or one is sleeping on a fold out couch bed if parenting time is only every other weekend – but if you want equal or majority time with your kids, you better make sure each child has their own room with their own dresser, bed, and clothing.
Orders of Protection End Your Case
This goes without saying – if your wife is successful in obtaining an order of protection over you because of an act of violence, it’s game over for you. If you suspect that she is going to attempt to set you up with false charges, (it happens!), you need to protect yourself – and the truth – at all costs. This means that you may need to record with your phone in your pocket if you suspect she is about to lie and try to get you in trouble. Remember, without a recording where everyone can listen to what really happened, it is your word against hers – and take a guess who the police mainly side with? Not you, the dad.
Be a Good Parent
This means be there for your kids. Try to split dropping off or picking up from school – make sure the teachers, coaches, and administrators know who you are. Make sure your kids complete their homework on time and make sure they are respectful to their mother. If they repeat something negative to mom, it will absolutely get brought out in court and will make you look like you bad mouth her – judges hate that type of behavior.
Set realistic goals for the kids and don’t under (or over) discipline them. If the judge thinks your house is the ‘party house’ and mom’s house is where the proper work gets done, it won’t matter how badly the kids want to be with you, the judge will say no. Remember, it’s not what the kids want, its not what you want, and its not what mom wants – the sole factor that the judge uses is what is in the child’s best interests. Make sure you put their best interests first.
Don’t Be A Victim – Get Your Father’s Rights Today!
One of the biggest problems fathers have is that they move out of the house and away from the kids. You have now just set yourself up for a loss because of the fact that the children’s mother is not the parent who spends the majority of the time with the kids—and this is not good for fathers at all. Before you do anything, it is imperative that you speak with an expert father’s rights lawyer to make sure that every step you take is the right one! Getting yourself set up for a win in court and obtaining custody of your kids is possible and we can get you there! Dad’s need to spend time researching father’s rights laws and speaking with the right lawyer who can advocate for their needs.
If you follow the points noted above and you hire a professional father’s rights attorney, you may be able to win custody of your kids. Good luck!