It is often necessary to handle this matter in a court room. Although, a trying event, it is in most cases the only way to determine which parent is suitable for the custody of the child. Fortunately, a lot of these cases or not limited to one parent custody. Joint custody may be available for mothers and dads who are both suitable and capable of fully caring for the child. However, many cases are not as promising.
If the father of the child or children is not seen fit for the responsibility of being a parent, the custody will be revoked from him, and given entirely to the mother. Some feel that the mother is automatically given more rights than dads are given.
Statistics have stated that during a divorce, fathers most often lose a significant amount of time to spend with their children. It is unknown why the law system allows such a flaw, but is a proven fact that this problem is evident and does exist. This is why their have been many debates regarding this emotional topic.
It has been proven statistically that youth suicides are from homes without a father. Dads play vital roles in the lives of their children, and should be given just as many legal rights as the mother. Another statistic of fatherless homes is 90% of runaway and homeless teenagers live in a fatherless home. Also, that 71% of teenagers becoming pregnant do not live in a home with their father. It is a sad evidence of truth, but should also make people realize the severity of being with a father. The long-term effects are atrocious.
Dads often struggle with the issues such as child support, and custody battles. Fortunately there are many organizations specifically designed to fight for the rights of fathers in the event of a legal battle. The struggle dads around the world are going through is not unknown by the public world, and these organizations are there to help as fully and efficiently as possible.
After a divorce, dads are often at the utter mercy of their partners for visitation rights to their children. The Courts also play a major role in determining the outcome of the father’s plea. It is sad observation to encounter, but a rewarding one in the event that the father may gain joint or sole custody.
In the 1970's fathers has absolutely no authority or rights if they were unwed. The mother would gain sole custody of the child in the event of separation. Although things have changed drastically since thirty years ago, it is still a growing problem that has not been fully solved in America. This problem also exists for UK men.
There are many procedures that must be enacted before a father is even allowed to use the rights he does have. First, he must be proven to be the actual paternity father of the child. This can be done by taking blood or urine samples for evaluation at a hospital or clinic. Once the father’s identity has been proven, must now fight to prove that he is capable of raising and supporting his child. In some cases, the mother will prove to be unfit, and if all is well with the father’s financial and emotional responsibility, he will then gain custody.
It is an all too typical story told by dads who have had their rights diminished in their eyes, but the fact is it does exist. The only way to prevent such a thing is to fight and stand up for the rights that fathers deserve. No child should have to grow up without the love and compassion from the father that “they” too deserve.