One of the most common misperceptions we encounter is that fathers are at a disadvantage in seeking custody of their children. That has not been our experience, but there are certain factors that can work against men if they are not careful. So, what are the biggest mistakes that fathers make?
Similarly, if a father does not have anything done officially in the courts to solidify his rights, the mother has complete control over visitation, and it is very possible that the father will have less access to his child than he would like. As a result, there is greater risk that the family court may opt for the status quo, meaning that the father will receive the (possibly minimal) visitation that he received before the family court became involved. Thus, establishing legal rights early can help prevent a negative status quo.
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