Happy Father's Day to all the men who love their children more than
anything else and are great parents, The role model that you are for your
children and the life lessons you share with them cannot be learned anywhere else.
The legal system makes it hard and harder for Dad's who want to be
joint custodial parent or
sole custodial parent unless there is an obvious problem with Mom. Dad's who go to
work every day, support their family and then when
divorce strikes are faced with the "stay at home" Mom syndrome who often
wins by default. For a working Dad to have primary custody of his children
if they are too young to state their preference is a unique occurrence.
Children who are old enough to state the reasons why they prefer living
with Dad will usually get that result unless there has been interference
by the Father or manipulation of the child.
Dad's are often also faced with the double standard that they must pay
child support, yet when they are the custodial parent they are told to waive child support
in return for a waiver of
spousal support. As much as judges will try to be impartial, gender neutral there is often
discussion about "taking less" than the guidelines to settle the case.
There is still much work to be done forFather's Rights but it all begins and continues with their love of their children.