In the mid-1990s, the concept of ‘father’s rights’ was in its infancy. This issue has since become much more widespread, but the details are still largely misunderstood. Contrary to popular belief, Texas family law gives no preference to either the mother or father in custody, possession, or child support cases. Although Texas law aims to ensure that father’s rights are protected, the reality is that the vast majority of cases still end with the father losing custody, paying child support, and seeing his children less often.
Fathers Seeking Primary Custody Should:
The most common scenarios in which fathers have primary custody are when the dad is the primary caretaker at home (or at least 50/50), the mother has a problem (such as substance abuse, family violence, mental disorder, etc.), or he simply wants it more. The lawyer you choose, the tactics you use, and how involved you are in your children’s lives all indicate to the court how much this case matters to you.
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