Many single men in Tennessee feel that although the family law of the state recognizes the fathers’ rights, when it comes to obtaining child custody after the divorce, a mother is often the preferred parent to obtain child custody. In fact, fathers in the U.S. have taken the child custody disputes to the legislatures. Almost 20 states will take measures that will indicate which parent will be awarded child custody in the event of a divorce. However, many people are of the opinion that children do much better when they are with both parents.
If any father needs help to protect his rights, it is best to consult an experienced attorney. A seasoned attorney can help a father when it comes to protecting his rights. Today, many men want to be granted physical custody of the child. However, Tennessee law generally does not favor the father. They will favor only what is in the best interest of the child. An experienced attorney may be able to prove in court that the child will be happiest with the father.
The court will also consider another factor — visitation. If one parent is obstructing visitation, that is a red flag in the eyes of the judge. Here too, an experienced attorney can help the father to build a case that a father’s visitation or primary custody is in the best interest of the child.
The law office of Steven C. Girsky has decades of experience in family law and can help men to establish their rights as fathers. Not all cases are the same but protecting the rights of a father is like protecting the rights of families and that is something that all cases have in common.