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Will a criminal history affect my child custody?

For divorcing parents, few issues inspire as much debate as child custody and visitation. With such an emotional consideration on the table, spouses may dredge up all sorts of past issues in an attempt to support their plea for sole custody. For parents with a criminal history, the worry that their past may affect their chances of visitation or joint custody may prompt them to agree with any parenting plan suggested. This, however, would be a mistake, and one that can be avoided by working with an experienced family law attorney.

Advocates push for rights of fathers

While it may seem at times that the court system does not always give fathers their due in custody cases, the situation has improved over the years. In fact, there has been an increased effort to focus on the best interests of the child, rather than placing emphasis on the gender of the parents seeking custody. And the fathers' rights movement has likely played an important role in seeing such positive changes come to fruition.

Fathers may work harder for parenting rights, but it's worth it

If you are a father who is going through a divorce, you have reason to feel apprehensive about what the future holds regarding your relationship with your children. You may worry that living apart will dramatically alter the bonds between you and your children. But if you can get the right custody terms, you have a good chance of maintaining your status in your children's lives.

What can a part-time father do to maintain a bond with his child?

A divorce is never easy for a family. It can be especially difficult for a father who no longer lives in the same house as his children. In this situation, a man may feel unsure about his place in his children's lives. In setting the stage for this next phase of his life, a man has many important decisions to make which could affect his relationship with his children.

Fathers and their children share unique bonds

Due to heredity, children typically have characteristics of both of their parents. Of course, it is the physical resemblance that people notice first. It is easy to see if a child has her mother's eyes or her father's nose. Children can also have strong emotional similarities with their parents. These emotional commonalities are extremely important.

What helps a father and child have a long-distance relationship?

When you are a divorced father, every minute you get to spend with your children can be precious. As we have previously written on this blog, there are things that fathers can do to maximize periods of visitation. Most of what we covered in that post applies to fathers who had regular physical access to their children.

Fathers influence sons and daughters in important ways

Few people would deny the important role that mothers play in the development of their children. Sometimes the impact fathers have on the lives of their children is not so readily recognized. Fathers can influence both boys and girls in significant, albeit different, ways.

Fathers can find ways to make most of visitation time

Being a father can be very challenging. The challenge is made all the greater if you are divorced and are limited in the time you can spend with your child. Therefore, you want to make every moment together count. Yet there are ways you can compensate for the visitation limitations you face and be the father figure that is so important in your child's life.

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