Child Custody Help for Fathers
While in theory the law states that the best interests of your children are served by spending meaningful time and having a significant relationship with both parents. However, in reality it is commonplace to see mothers spending the greater amount of time with the children.
This is usually the status quo because fathers usually receive custody for children on weekends, whereas the mother cares for the children during the week. On the surface this could seem fair and reasonable, however children (especially older children) have activities and commitments during the weekend and they would potentially rather spend time with their friends rather than their father. This could result in the father missing out on the small amount of time they have with their child.
If the move is required for work, or another convincing reason, then the court may decide that it is in the best interests of the children for permanent relocation to occur and live with the mother full time, leaving the father to see them during school holidays. The father, on the other hand, usually has an awfully limiting chance of taking the children with them if a move is required – the only hope would be for the mother to agree.
If you are a father who feels ignored by the legal system, you can get in contact with us for assistance in child custody support. We are dedicated to helping fathers get fair custody arrangements. To ensure a reliable lawyer is on your side, please feel free to call us on 02 8079 5200 or email us.