Being a parent comes with many highs and lows. Some of the lowest points many Utah parents may face could relate to having to fight for custody of their children during divorce. Child custody proceedings can take their toll on everyone involved, and many fathers in particular may feel that they need to go the extra mile in hopes of achieving their desired outcomes.
Though shared custody is becoming a more common outcome in custody proceedings, numerous dads feel that mothers may still get the more favorable view. However, that does not mean that mothers automatically gain sole custody of children. Certainly, any type of custody proceeding can have its difficulties, and some individuals may need to take additional steps or even revisit their custody terms to ensure that the best interests of their children are being met.
In a recent report, one father gave his account of the difficulties he faced when hoping to gain custody of his child. The father went four months without seeing his daughter, but he later gained full physical custody of the child. However, in order to gain this outcome, the man had to revisit his agreement later, which had originally awarded both the mother and father 50-50 custody.
It is not always easy to know what choices will be the best for children. When it comes to child custody, it may take years, negotiations and modifications before the best arrangements are met. Each case is different, and a mother or father or both may be fit to best care for the kids involved. If Utah parents have concerns regarding their custody proceedings or current arrangements, they may wish to find out more information on their options from their legal counsel.
Source: babble.com, “More Dads Are Fighting for Custody of Their Kids — and Winning“, Chaunie Brusie, Feb. 21, 2018