The term Father’s Rights is considered an oxymoron by most fathers who are dealing with custody issues. The consensus among soon to be or already ex-husbands is that fathers don’t have legal rights at all, and that the legal system and judges automatically side with the mother, viewing fathers to be important only in the financial aspect of raising the child. Fathers argue that they have an uphill battle, spending thousands of dollars to get simple visitation rights and other rights that a father should automatically have. Another frequent complaint is that during custody disputes, the playing grounds are unequal and an angry ex-wife can easily prevent a father from being involved in his child’s life, most often by lying. Even when courts do order certain visitation terms, mothers often ignore them because they know the father does not have the time, money or access he needs to enforce his rights. All a mother has to do is leave the state with the child and a father has very little recourse.
If you are a father in a child custody dispute, you have to go to the Hill Law Group firm and learn how to recognize and deal with blatantly wrong and sometimes unethical strategies that will probably be used against you. To add insult to this injury, they can be very effective against you. Often times, attorneys fail to help their clients deal with these because they involve more psychological rather than legal strategies, and attorneys aren’t trained either to recognize or deal with anything other than the legal aspects of a case. Child custody involves so much more than pure legal strategies; it is a highly emotionally charged subject where rationality easily escapes both parties. The one bargaining tool, the only leverage is the child and denying you your rights not only hurts you, but seriously hurts your children although the damage done may not be visible for years to come. Another critically important point is that too many fathers do not fully understand all the important things their attorneys should be doing for them. Simply put, most fathers do not know what they should ask for or what their options are. Learning your rights and learning the strategies from both a legal and psychological standpoint will help you maintain your rights when it comes to your kids. Children need their dads so it’s important to fight for your rights to be a part of their lives, both for you and for your children. And remember, you don’t want to waste any more precious time; it’s the one thing that you can’t get back.