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More fathers asking for fair child custody arrangements

Many fathers treasure the time that they get to spend with their children. Some fathers want nothing more than to be able to raise their child in an environment that is conducive to the health, safety and well-being of the child. A parent facing divorce may have to consider several types of child custody arrangements that suit the best interests of the children. Older traditions would say that when parents separate, the children should remain with the mother. Luckily, new attitudes are prevailing, with research to support them, and fathers in Texas are now getting more opportunity to spend time with children. 

Any parent who wishes to be part of a child's life should be prepared to financially support the children, and to provide the necessities of life for the child. The person should be stable and not engage in any activities which could threaten the child. If any parent, father or mother, can demonstrate the ability to support and desire to see the child, he or she should have a fair chance. 

Many fathers agree. Some say that in the past, it has been difficult for fathers to achieve joint custody or sole custody of a child. In recent times, court systems and family law have more often advocated that the child maintain a relationship with both parents. This change allows more parents to remain close to their child than in the past. 

After a divorce, making child custody arrangements can fast become a priority. While dealing with the many other details of a divorce, an individual may find him or herself in need of some extra help. Many in Texas choose to hire an experienced family law attorney for help in negotiating a custody agreement.

Source: babble.com, "More Dads Are Fighting for Custody of Their Kids - and Winning", Chaunie Brusie, Feb. 21, 2018

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