Unfortunately it is a perception that we hear everyday in the family law courts that fathers just don't have the same rights as mothers. In some cases, this can be true. A
family law court may lean more towards the mother when looking out for the best interest of the child or children. Many fathers believe that they just will not receive a fair shake from the family law courts when it comes to their parental rights. Many times a father rights can be enforced and the playing field can be leveled for a father seeking his rights in the family law courts. However, a father must be diligent and must present the best possible evidence to the family law court to ensure that the preconceived notions or tendencies to side with the mother are not just given to the mother ad hoc.
Child custody and
child support issues are also very difficult on California fathers because the father believes that the family law court will reduce or severely restrict the father from seeing his children and will therefore drive up the amount of child support the father must pay. California fathers should know that they have the same rights as mothers, however, California fathers must work harder to ensure that these rights are granted considering California
family law courts generally will side with the mother just based on preconceived norms within society.
We are a Inland Empire family law firm that handles every type of family law matter including the representation of fathers in divorce, child custody, child support, domestic violence, and
child support and
paternity matters. If you have a Riverside or
San Bernardino County family law matter please call our
Inland Empire family law firm for a consultation.