Some people believe that fathers are not treated fairly in family law circles. For a long time, it has certainly felt that way. Thankfully, times are changing, and when it comes to having custody rights, fathers' custody rights do stand in Pennsylvania.
Who should get the kids following divorce or separation? For many years, the answer was mothers. Years ago, there was a legal doctrine to this effect, known as the Tender Years doctrine. As more fathers are wanting time with their children, and this time has been scientifically proved to be beneficial in most cases for children, courts are recognizing the positive effects of co-parenting.
If you wish for shared physical and legal custody or greater visitation time, you may have the right to seek it through the custody process.
Fighting for fathers' custody rights can certainly feel like an uphill battle. Thankfully, it is not something that you have to do alone. Fathers in Pennsylvania who want to be there for their children can seek help in making that a reality. To learn more about how an attorney can help you fight for time with your kids, please take a moment and visit our firm's website.