Child Custody For Fathers: Arm Yourself In
By: Michael Clark|LRL Writer
As compared to the past, cases of child custody for
fathers are more frequent at present. Before the 1970, mothers often won child custody
particularly because courts were guided by the doctrine of the tender years. This doctrine states that given
that the child is at his/her tender years (those ages ranges from thirteen and under), the mother should have
Fortunately to the developments and more discussions in the 20th century, the courts
started veering away from the doctrine of the tender years and started considering the interests of the child. The
tender years doctrine violates the Equal Protection Clause in the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, thus the
child's interests became top priority instead. In the case of most states, the public policy is founded on the best
interest of the child and the law which governs family courts and the criteria by which family courts decide which
parent wins custody is also founded on such thought.
In spite of the 20th century consideration of the doctrine concerning child's best
interest, a lot of family courts at present continue to greatly take into consideration the conventional
responsibility of the mother as the main caregiver. Because of this consideration, the court's determination of
child custody often favored mothers over fathers. Fortunately for the continued advocacy towards child custody for
fathers, many male parents have increased chances of winning custody disputes.
The traditional roles of mothers have been steadily contended with thus there is more
consideration to the role of fathers. From time to time, child custody for fathers is agreed upon
based on mutual agreement involving the parties. In certain situations, the children like it better to live with
Custody for fathers has been gaining considerable and favorable outcomes. In cases where
the decision is left for the courts to decide, fathers nowadays are continually proving themselves are the more
emotionally stable parent. Fathers have also been steadily gaining approval due to their capacity to provide better
living and provide resources for their children.
Conditions favorable for male parents are when mothers are not capable of paying for or
affording the frequently protracted and costly child custody dispute. In other cases, the mother is keener in
pursuing a career. Apart from of the situation, more male parents are winning child custody for
fathers based on mutual agreement between the two parties or as granted by the court.
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