Divorce can be messy and emotionally taxing. Add the looming possibility that you may be stripped of your capacity to remain an active parent and it becomes even more challenging. If you are a divorcing father and you are concerned about your parental rights being limited or taken away, bring our Rhode Island family law attorneys at Bilodeau Capalbo, LLC onto your team by calling 401-300-4055 or setting up your confidential consultation today.Do Fathers Have Equal Parenting Rights?
In many divorces, child custody is awarded to the mother. However, many fathers wish to remain actively involved in their child’s life post-divorce and, contrary to popular belief, mothers do not automatically possess more legal rights over children than fathers. Fathers have the same legal rights to child custody, involvement in decisions about their child’s welfare, and equal parenting time. If you are under pressure to hand over your right to custody and time with your child, be careful of conceding on the basis of the faulty assumption that mothers are more necessary, more entitled to time with your child, or more likely to be awarded full custody if you choose to pursue custody litigation in court.Mistakes Fathers Make in Custody Battles
Common errors committed by fathers during divorce include yelling at their wives and children at any point during the divorce, engaging in physical confrontation of any kind, moving out of the home and away from their spouse and child, especially when moving in with a significant other. However, the biggest mistake that fathers make during a divorce is assuming they are at an automatic disadvantage when it comes to child custody and declining the opportunity to take a stand for their rights as parents.
If you are father who is considering or actively engaged in a divorce, preserving your parental rights and privileges will require the help of knowledgeable Rhode Island family law lawyers. Calling Bilodeau Capalbo, LLC and getting an experienced team in your corner could benefit you and your children for years to come. Don’t wait to get started.