What Non-custodial Fathers can do after the Divorce

I am still enjoying a happy marriage, but that does mean this issue is not interesting for me. Divorce is the worst thing that can happen, and we must admit that children are the ones greatly affected. Mothers are hurt too, and we cannot deny that. But then, what about the Fathers Rights? Does someone care if they are hurt too? In case you do not know, there are some fathers who are now suffering from their uncooperative ex-wives.

I am not a lawyer and I do not plan to be one, but it is still important for me to know what my rights are as a father. What if this happens to my brother, best friend, or even office mates? Non-custodial fathers may not be popular, but they also need help. Here is what I think one should do.

Know the law

You do not have to be an attorney to understand the contents of the Child Support State Laws. Read, read and read. Sinking them into your head may take you time, so it is better if you dedicate a time to study about it. The law looks complicated but it stresses out that the main concern of custody is the future of the children. It is the duty of the judge to balance the evidence presented and decide according to his mind and heart.

Ask a lawyer

Unfortunately, you have to hire a lawyer to help you. This may be hard on your pocket, but this is the way it should be. Get a family law question answered may be costly to some but you can also get them in a lower price. Go and find them. Be resourceful as possible. They are almost everywhere just waiting for you.

Fight for what is right

Fighting for what is right may take a lot of time and sacrifice, but go on and do not stop. Child custody factors might vary depending on where you stay, and we must cooperate with them. It is being courageous to fight for your right, but you should also consider the rights of your children. Do not fight for your self alone. The children need their father, and this is the most important reason why you should fight.

A child will not be complete without a father, since birth until the end.

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Article Source: Happy Family Matters



August 29, 2008 at 7:33 AM

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  Mel Avila Alarilla

August 30, 2008 at 4:21 AM

We really have to familiarize ourselves with the law so that we will know our rights and obligations. Thanks for the post. God bless.