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Some fathers claim mothers favored in child custody cases

On Behalf of | Oct 15, 2019 | Child Custody |

When a couple divorces or separates there are a host of issues about which decisions must be made. For those Connecticut couples who have children, child custody is one of the most important decisions there is. Many fathers, however, have been claiming that they’re getting the short end of the stick when it comes to their kids after they’ve parted ways with their mothers. 

Many divorced men feel like the system has let them down when it comes to their children. A number of men claim they are not getting the same rights when it comes to issues like child custody and child support. They believe the law looks upon women as being the better caregivers and so it is more difficult for them to get fair treatment in the court system. The men say they’re often dealing with old-fashioned judges who believe custody should be given to mothers.

Some fathers are also finding it difficult to pay child support, but professionals encourage them to make an effort and at least pay something if they’ve been ordered to do so by a court. Support payments can be reduced upon a showing of a substantial change in financial circumstances, but a family court judge must make that decision, so fathers who find it difficult financially must be persistent in petitioning the court. Hiring a lawyer in these instances is a wise decision.

Connecticut fathers who have questions regarding child custody may find the answers from an experienced family law attorney. A lawyer can clarify confusing issues surrounding things like protection orders, visitation and support payments. Having some knowledge of the law may make concerns regarding child custody less daunting.