While no father wants to hear it, the truth is that for many divorcing couples with young children, the mother is still the court’s first choice for custodial parent.
There are many reasons for this, including outdated and sexist ideas about both mothers and fathers, but the stereotypes in play often have the effect of minimizing a father’s arguments for custody and maximizing a mother’s.
That said, you shouldn’t feel like you have no chance at getting custody of your young children.
There are many factors that can speak for a father’s custody petition, including the bond you have with your young children, your work schedule, and your ability to provide a superior home environment.
Fathers have rights, and you should have the best help possible fighting for yours.
Call the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino today at 718-523-1111 and speak to an experienced Queens divorce and child custody attorney for free.