Published: February 12, 2016

Father's Rights: What Should You Know?

Many fathers are not properly informed when it comes to child custody, child support, visitation, etc. One of the common misconceptions is that all mothers will automatically be given priority when it comes to custody. You do not have to sit back and not be a part of your child’s life. A father has the same rights as the mother.

Let’s take a look at some father’s rights you may not be totally aware of:

Custodial Parent

In the past decades, the mother would typically win custody of their children. During the custody battle, there would not be much protest about it either. However, we are living in a world now where many fathers have been granted primary custody of their children. The court system will decide the best situation for the children.


If you want to spend quality time with your child for various reasons, you have the right to do so. If you would like visitation rights, you have the opportunity to make that happen. If you are granted visitation, you should stick to the schedule that has been agreed upon so you can spend as much time with your child as you can.

Many men are being displaced from their children’s lives, and it impacts families in more ways than many of us can imagine. Fathers who want to do the right thing and be in their children’s lives should be able to do so. Do you feel you are being mistreated as a father and would like to know more about your rights?

Contact us today for more information.