For a very long time, it seemed as though the courts favored the mother in child custody cases. That turned around years ago and it is more and more common that fathers are being awarded custody of their children. The court’s decision is justifiable in favor of the father receiving custody in many cases but there are also times when the decision is unfair and potentially harmful to the other parent and to the children.
In some situations, a mother should rightfully have custody of the children because the mother having custody is in the best interests of the child. There may be any number of reasons for that but it often happens that the father is awarded custody instead and the mother is not able to see her child because an unfair decision has been made by a person in a position of authority. It also may commonly occur that the mother is unable to afford to pay after she has paid all of the obligatory expenses surrounding the child custody case.
The children’s welfare and safety come first
There are many occasions in a child custody hearing when any display of emotion from a parent will have a negative outcome. The welfare of the child is what should come first and such an outcome seems to be the antithesis of that concept. Whether one parent becomes upset and expresses themselves accordingly should have little bearing on the final decision in the custody hearing. The decision makers should not lose sight of the priority: the best interests of the child.
Issues in family court
If you are seeking custody of your child and are struggling, solid advice from a family law attorney may make all of the difference to your case. A knowledgeable attorney will advocate for your rights and will support you through the process, hopefully until a favorable solution is reached. It is important that your best interests and those of your child are protected and that you get the support that you need and deserve.