When it comes to matters related to children in a divorce, there is a common perception that mothers are typically favored by the court. That common perception prevalent is wrong, as family law courts work on the basis of fairness. Hence, this blog will simply lay down how fathers can win custody of their child without having to do something extra to outdo the mother.
Schedule of Work
Fathers who have full time jobs may have very little time that they can spend with their child. This can be an important consideration by the courts when deciding the child custody issue. If you want more custody of your child you need to make sure that your schedule of work is flexible and one that allows you to spend greater time with your child.
Proving the Mother as Uncooperative and Alienating
The worst thing that a parent can go through is having their child in the same city as themselves and not being allowed to meet. This is only justifiable in a case where there has been physical abuse against the child by the parent on the child.
Yet, if you are a father and you can prove to the court that the mother of the child post or during your divorce is not letting you meet the child and alienating you from the child, the courts will look to it very strongly. In such cases, the courts could award custody of the child if it is in the best interest of the child.
Having a Close Bond with Your Child
A divorce case that has the issue of child custody involved is generally a complex one. In such cases you will not be awarded custody or joint custody of the child just because you want it. Instead, for you to be able to get more custody of the child it needs to be proven to the court that you and the child have a close bond. Unless you spent time with your child during the marriage you cannot expect the court to automatically give you custody of the child.
Gerald A. Maggio is an experienced Orange County divorce and family law lawyer and family law attorney located in Irvine, California, serving the Orange County and Riverside areas. Mr. Maggio assists clients with legal issues including divorce, legal separation, divorce mediation, child custody, prenuptial agreements, stepparent adoptions, and other family law issues. Mr. Maggio has practiced law in California since 1999, and founded The Maggio Law Firm in 2005, focusing exclusively on divorce and family law matters.