A divorce is always traumatic. If you are a father seeking full custody of your children, you may fear the court will be partial toward your estranged spouse. This is no longer something to worry about.
It is a common misperception that the mother usually wins custody of the children. Recent cases show that courts almost always favor joint custody. Lawmakers are changing laws to make sure that children live with the best caretaker regardless of gender.
Child custody cases are different today
Today, the court looks at many factors to determine the best arrangement for the children in a divorce case. If your ex has issues that might put your kids in danger, you may get full custody, but keep these things in mind.
Make sure you are an engaged parent who wants to be with your children full time
If you are seeking custody to get back at your spouse, you are harming your children. Make sure you are ready to be a solo parent twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week before you decide to seek full custody. Gather evidence that you are active in the lives of your kids. Take pictures when you are together. Keep other documentation, including grades and certificates. You will need to prove you are an engaged dad.
The courts prefer that parents share custody. Still, you can gain full custody of your children if you can prove that you are your children’s primary caretaker. You must show through witnesses and other evidence that living with you is in the best interests of your children.